Local government has been coping well with the spending reductions it has faced to date. With another round of cuts on the horizon, now is the time for councils to think the unthinkable. This New Local Government Network (NLGN). ‘gaming’ project, explores what local government might look like by 2018.
‘Public services north: time for a new deal?’ is our latest report on what fiscal austerity means for the North.
In this chapter we discuss the implications for the partnership models needed to deliver public services when opening them up to new providers.
In this chapter we discuss risks in the delivery of public services, examples of different types of failure and how to turn around organisations in distress. We make particular reference to the health market, where, due to pressures on this sector, the experience of different types of failure has been most widespread.
In this chapter we discusses the balance to be struck between supply and demand on public services and the emergence of agility as the key organising principle for tomorrow’s public services.
Young people in the UK face a challenging job market for a wide range of reasons. One key reason is the information gap between their interests, the qualifications and knowledge they possess, and what different prospective employers want of their new recruits. We think employers have a real role to play in closing this gap, and that they will benefit from doing so.
PwC programme putting employers in the driving seat to define and deliver the skills that are critical to business growth.
Becoming an agile council is about being change-ready – being able to respond to a complex and ever-changing environment. Our Talking Points publication, The Agile Council, discusses why creating an “agile” council model is critical to the current and future success of any local authority. We look at the environment councils are operating in and set out five steps to becoming an agile organisation.
‘The Numbers Game’ is the fourth in the joint PricewaterhouseCoopers and L&Q ‘Hard Times’ series of publications.
Our new book, ‘Under Pressure: Securing success, managing risk’ is a practical guide for government on how to deliver public service reform and identify, manage and avoid failure as public services open out to new and different providers.
Government spending on healthcare around the world is growing at a pace that is likely to be unsustainable unless new funding sources are found and more efficient delivery methods are sought.
In the UK, interest in mHealth – from patients, carers, commissioners and healthcare providers - has never been greater. Against this backdrop, the latest UK executive summary - mHeath in the UK: Paths for growth’ – provides the findings of the survey, commissioned by PwC, by the Economist Intelligence Unit and the scope for mHealth in the UK.
Our second annual survey finds that local authorities have successfully delivered against an ambitious programme of financial savings over the last year, without any marked reduction in the quality of frontline services. It highlights a strong level of confidence within councils about being able to repeat that performance in the year ahead. There is notable nervousness, however, about further financial pressures beyond the current spending review period.
An evaluation of the reimbursement system for NHS-funded care.Reimbursement mechanisms are an important lever for delivering quality and efficiency improvements in the delivery of healthcare. In 2010/11 5% of GDP (£66 billion) was spent on reimbursing providers for NHS-funded secondary care.
With the results of the Government’s Whole System Demonstrator (WSD) project due in December 2011, there are signs that the market for telehealth is at last set to take off.
We have been working with general public, businesses, politicians and policy makers to develop an index for 'Good Growth’, with recommendations for government on how this can be achieved.
Funding report illustrating the potential proceeds from the sale of High Speed 2 (HS2) rail and key actions to achieve best value.
Norway, Germany and the Netherlands are the top countries to live and work in among major Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries, according to our new Good Growth index.