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The spring budget 2023: the pressures on public services

Ahead of the spring budget, the IfG and CIPFA presented the key findings of their latest Performance Tracker.

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Panellists (from left to right) Stephen Morgan MP, Emma Norris, Nick Davies and Aileen Murphie discuss the current state of public services.

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The pressures on public services have been exacerbated by the pandemic. Recruitment and retention of staff is a growing problem, with widespread strikes, backlogs have increased and the public are waiting longer to access support.

So what was the pandemic’s impact on spending, staff, and service performance? What does rising inflation mean for public service spending? And what impact will the spending announced in the autumn statement have on public services? 

As the Institute for Government and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy published new analysis on the performance of public services, Nick Davies, Programme Director at the Institute for Government, presented the key findings. He was joined by Stephen Morgan MP, Shadow Minister for Schools, and Aileen Murphie, Honorary Professor at Durham University Business School and Specialist Adviser to the Levelling Up, Housing & Communities Select Committee.

The event was chaired by Emma Norris, Deputy Director of the Institute for Government, with opening remarks by Jeffrey Matsu, Chief Economist at CIPFA. 

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We would like to thank the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) for partnering with us on this event. 

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