Public Services and Public Finances After Coronavirus
Thu 22nd Oct 2020
OVERVIEW View Webinar Agenda
Public finances have changed dramatically in just a few months. Public spending and debt is rising enormously as a consequence of the impact of coronavirus. As lockdown recedes and the emergency measures associated with coronavirus come to an end, the business of delivering core public services remains.
What will the short, medium and long-term consequences be for our public finances and the funding and delivery of our public services? Will we see cuts or enhanced investment in capital and revenue expenditure to promote recovery? How should public bodies plan for future funding?
This webinar will discuss the implications of the costs of coronavirus for the funding of public bodies and the delivery and quality of public services in the financial environment of ‘new normal’. It will consider possible ways in which having to deliver services differently may affect the cost and viability of service delivery and how that challenge will sit with future funding scenarios.
- Where do our public finances currently stand?
- What are the options for government in funding higher expenditure and dealing with debt?
- How should public bodies be thinking, planning and acting for what may come next?
- What might the economic and public spending picture ahead mean for priorities in public health promotion?
KEYNOTE SPEAKER View All Speakers
Head of Public Sector Policy, ACCA
Professor of Management, Queen Margaret University and Webinar Chair
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There were so many excellent speakers. I found the speakers and content interesting, inspiring and motivating. There was a lot to take in that has left me with lots of thinking, lots of interesting links to follow up on and lots of useful reflections for my work and my organisation. It was a really good range of topics and very well chaired!