Whitehall departments are under pressure as never before, faced with shrinking budgets, economic uncertainty and growing demand for public services. In response, ministers and officials have generated innovative solutions - but further spending cuts and economic challenges loom. Which new public service delivery and commissioning models can help respond to these pressures? How can government departments deal with public service providers in distress? And what tools are needed for Whitehall officials to make the best decisions in an age of austerity?