Easing the Burden
Read our latest report on the impact of welfare reform on local government and social housing organisations
NHS Governance Review 2015: Uncharted waters
Our fourth annual review, aims to help CCG governing bodies and trust boards assess their arrangements.
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NHS financial resilience review 2015 - Creating a sustainable culture
The NHS is at a financial impasse, arising from the ever increasing demands of an elderly population and long-term complex conditions.
Read our latest report exploring finance and policy future for English local government and join the debate.
Local Government Pension Schemes Governance Review
How strong are local pension scheme governance arrangements and what aspects should those administering them consider?
Local Government Governance review 2015: All aboard
Our fourth annual review assesses the strength of local authority governance arrangements and how to prepare for the challenges ahead.
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Where growth happens
Rising to the challenge: the evolution of local government
Summary findings from our fourth year of financial health checks of English local authorities
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Facing public sector cutbacks on a scale not seen by any post-war government, there are significant shifts within the sector:
- a transfer of service delivery and commissioning to independent providers and increased buying from private companies, charities, social enterprises and mutuals
- a shift to localism, devolving authority to 'below' local government level
- payment according to delivered results, rather than activity-based contracts, and anticipation that providers will provide capital and bear significantly greater risk
- merger & consolidation programmes for NDPBs, the NHS, local authorities, educational institutions and social housing.
In this environment, we deliver effective financial advice based on our understanding of the issues our clients face, the demanding culture in which they work and the difficulties associated with implementing political and economic decisions.
This advice covers:
- how to finance the future in the absence of capital to deliver adequate services and the infrastructure to support them
- making mergers and collaboration work in practice, by achieving efficiency through collaboration, shared service and mergers
- governance, assurance and risk best practice to ensure transparency and a sound financial under-pinning to strategy
- effective engagement with local SMEs to drive the economy forward
Our clients range from government departments, local authorities, government agencies and not-for-profit organisations in the UK and overseas. Their feedback consistently commends the high quality of our work and the level of service we have provided over a number of years.
We have built our reputation on our commitment to deliver value-for-money through bespoke solutions which can only be achieved by working in partnership with our clients. We understand the importance of delivering projects in a timely and efficient manner, be it our own advice or when advising on the successful delivery of projects involving third parties. We can also see the opportunity for challenging many perceived constraints, drawing on our wider commercial experience in the private sector.