Responding to COVID-19: insight, support and guidance

Investing in flexible public services


There has been increasing confusion over the financial stability of the public sector. CIPFA looks at key areas that need addressing including Brexit, medium-term planning and flexibility in the use of resources.








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This CIPFA briefing looks at what the government can do to keep the public sector financially stable as the UK heads for Brexit and in a time of continued austerity. It covers central government, housing, health and social care and devolution and looks at what each area needs to become more resilient. 

Recommendations range from the need to organisations to have flexibility in how they manage delivery, understanding performance before making policy and resourcing decisions and a focus on medium-term financial planning.