Releasing Resources to Front Line Services: Initiatives such as Gershon and CIPFA have subjected the public sector to greater accountability, focusing them on providing sound financial management and good governance by releasing resources to front line services. In some instances this has already resulted in raising productivity, accountability and giving value for money to the public through efficiency savings.
That said the public sector now faces different and tough spending choices, as Mervyn King, the Governor of The Bank of England, warned ‘The UK faces a sober decade ahead’. Previous spending and efficiency drives must now start to mature and come to fruition. Information Technology was a key deliverable in these efficiency choices and, arguably, will now assist those decisions makers in making the hard-hitting choices they once again face. Keep reading