12.30pm - 1.30pm
14 May 2024

Lunch & learn: What could place-based public service budgets mean in practice

12.30pm - 1.30pm  |  14 May 2024  |  Online
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Join us for this Lunch and Learn session. New Local’s recent policy paper Place-based Public Service Budgets set out a case for ensuring better value for public money across all spend in an area.

The report set out how the siloes inherent in the Whitehall model are poor value for money. By identifying all public money spent within a local area, and enabling it to be used more flexibly, spending could be more closely aligned with communities and places.

At a time of extreme pressure on national public finances and demand pressures across all public services, the report sets out how this reform should be a priority for the government of the next Parliament.

Bring your lunch and join us at this online session as we take a deep dive into the report and discuss how this approach would shift ways of working in practice. We will also discuss the opportunities of a national policy shift, and how some of the lessons of Total Place pilots 15 years ago can inform the principles of place based public service budgets for today.

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