Over recent months CCN has been working with PwC on a new report looking at the future of local government, and we are delighted to invite you to next month’s report launch.
Based on extensive engagement with council leaders and chief executives, new financial modelling and council activity analysis, the report will set out the opportunities and challenges facing councils over the next decade, as they seek to recover from the economic and social impact of Covid-19.
Building on PwC’s expertise in public service transformation, the report will consider how local government needs to change, adapt and transform in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, outlining a positive vision on how the ‘Future Council’ can work proactively with central government to reshape the way they operate and support communities. The report will have a particular focus on strategic leadership, workforce and productivity, community engagement, and digital transformation and automation, alongside the key government agendas such as Levelling-Up and Devolution.
As well as setting out the key findings of the research, PwC and CCN will be joined by representatives from county and unitary councils, including Cllr Barry Lewis, Leader of Derbyshire County Council and Kate Kennally, Chief Executive of Cornwall Council, to reflect on their own experiences and how councils could respond to the key challenges of the coming years.