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Central Government Efficiency: More With Less

It was announced this week that less than half of already-announced efficiency savings for the three years to 2010/11 have been judged as sustainable by Britain's public spending watchdog.

The National Audit Office (NAO) warned that the much severer spending reductions to come meant the Treasury would have to implement much more radical steps if it is to succeed in cutting costs. It assessed £2.8 billion of the £35 billion annual savings which the Treasury was seeking to save in its value for money programme from 2008/09 to 2010/11.

Of this, 38% represented sustainable savings; 44% represented potential, uncertain savings; and 18% represented either overstated savings or no savings at all.

But at a time of uncertainty and financial constraints, what can organisations do to enable efficiency and more importantly cost-saving reductions in their organisation?

'Central Government Efficiency: More With Less' will bring together a host of high profile experts in the area of government efficiency to discuss such matters, and examine and explore how best we can create an efficient and cost-effective public sector that will continue to deliver high quality public services on the front line.

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Opening Keynote: Efficiency in Across the Public Sector: The Scale of the Challenge

- Rt Hon Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, HM Treasury (invited)

Panel Discussion: How Can the Savings be Achieved?

- Sir Peter Gershon, Member, Efficiency Reform Group (invited)

- David Shields, Director, Markets and Collaborative Procurement, OGC (invited)

- Keith Davis, Director, Efficiency Centre, NAO (invited)

- James Richardson, Director, Public Finances, HM Treasury (invited)

- Gemma Tetlow, Senior Research Economist, Institute for Fiscal Studies (invited)

Transforming the Ministry of Justice Estate

- Jeanne Spinks, Director, Estates Transformation, Ministry of Justice (invited)

Delivering Efficiencies and Improving Services Through ICT: Kent Public Sector Network

- Jeff Wallbank, Partnership Development Manager, Kent Public Sector Network (invited)

Embedding and Engaging the Workforce in Change

- Paula McDonald CBE, Deputy Director, Efficiency and Reform Group, Cabinet Office (invited)

Creating a More Efficient and Productive Health System

- Dr. Judith Smith, Head, Health Policy, Nuffield Trust (invited)

Break out Sessions (Option of 1 from 2)

Break-Out Session One: The London Efficiency Challenge

- Ben Sellar-Moore, Project Manager, London Efficiency Challenge, London Councils (CONFIRMED)

Break-Out Session Two: Delivering More with Less: The DWP

- Stephen Holt OBE, Director, Change Management, DWP (invited)


This unique forum will give valuable insight into the future direction of public sector efficiency strategies, in order to offer a more radical approach to achieving long term savings.


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**REMEMBER: EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT RATE AVAILABLE: 10% off all registrations received by 5pm Friday 6th August 2010. Available to public / third sector organisations only**

For further information, please email  or call . Places are limited and early booking is therefore advisable.

There are also a number of limited exhibition sponsorship opportunities available for this forum. Please call on for more details or email .

Kind Regards,

Tim Smith
Inside Government


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