PF Perspectives

  • 10 Oct 18
    Know your blockchain from your big data? Up to speed with predictive analytics and AI? CIPFA chief executive Rob Whiteman writes about the importance of digital transformation for the public sector....
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    10 Oct 18
    The government is committed to helping council leaders create agile digital services that serve citizens and bring down costs, says local government minister Rishi Sunak. 
  • 10 Oct 18
    Finance professionals need to be part of a wider transformation that is shaking up the role and purpose of government, says the RSA’s Matthew Taylor. 
  • Christina Thompson
    10 Oct 18
    Lambeth Council is using cloud technology to transform the way it delivers services, the local authority’s director of finance and property Christina Thompson explains. 
  • 10 Oct 18
    As new technologies develop, the role of the public finance professional is more important than ever, says the National Audit Office’s Max Tse. 
  • Grace Ma
    10 Oct 18
    Blockchain technology has great potential for public services – but it is not a silver bullet, says AID:Tech’s Grace Ma.
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    10 Oct 18
    Public sector leaders need to open up the discussion about how to make the sector’s cyber defences stronger, says Clare Gardiner.
  • Davies Bruce
    10 Oct 18
    Alternative financial models, driven by fintech, are creating new opportunities for public sector investment
  • Mcauley Mark
    10 Oct 18
    The public sector has come a long way on its digital transformation journey, but there are some tough challenges ahead, says CIPFA’s Mark McAuley. 
  • Matte June
    10 Oct 18
    The US city of Pittsburgh was forced by necessity to undergo technological transformation. Consultant June Matte asks how it was done. 
  • In a modern, relatively wealthy society, everyone should have the right to a safe and secure home. Yet all the evidence – not least the dramatic increase in people sleeping rough on our streets – demonstrates that this need is still a long way from being
    15 Mar 18
    Everyone should have the right to a safe and secure home. Yet all the evidence demonstrates that this need is still a long way from being met, says Sir Michael Lyons.
  • What can the government do to create a truly mixed economy of housing? Measures to improve affordability must be at the top of the agenda
    15 Mar 18
    What can the government do to create a truly mixed economy of housing? Measures to improve affordability must be at the top of the agenda, says Terrie Alafat. 
  • Local communities deserve the very highest standards of design in public housing. Councils have a crucial role to play in making that happen
    15 Mar 18
    Local communities deserve the very highest standards of design in public housing. Councils have a crucial role to play in making that happen, says Paul Karakusevic.
  • Many councils are returning to a direct role in local housing provision. This means grappling with planning issues and new forms of local authority ownership
    15 Mar 18
    Many councils are returning to a direct role in local housing provision. This means grappling with planning issues and new forms of local authority ownership, says Janice Morphet. 
  • First, the burnt-out shell of Grenfell Tower, tragic testimony to decades of neglect of social housing and an institutional failure to listen to the voice of tenants.
    14 Mar 18
    Two iconic images sum up the most extreme consequences of our dysfunctional housing system, says Rob Whiteman. 
  • Housing associations have the potential to deliver vastly more affordable homes. But first we must get back to the land issue
    13 Mar 18
    Housing associations have the potential to deliver vastly more affordable homes. But first we must get back to the land issue, says David Orr. 
  • Successful housing development involves using the distinctive qualities of the private and public sectors. Here’s how it’s done
    13 Mar 18
    Successful housing development involves using the distinctive qualities of the private and public sectors. Here’s how it’s done, says Natalie Elphicke. 
  • Investment in social housing is vital for economic sustainability. The housing revenue account must demonstrate this
    13 Mar 18
    Investment in social housing is vital for economic sustainability. The housing revenue account must demonstrate this, says Ken Lee. 
  • The home-owning democracy has gone into steep decline. And politicians are not being decisive enough about dealing with it
    13 Mar 18
    The home-owning democracy has gone into steep decline. And politicians are not being decisive enough about dealing with it, says Liam Booth-Smith.
  •  What factors are responsible for the lack of affordable new homes? And does government intervention in the market help – or just push  up prices more?
    13 Mar 18
    What factors are responsible for the lack of affordable new homes? And does government intervention in the market help – or just push up prices more? asks Richard Disney.
  • Poverty has doubled among private tenants within a decade – a big factor in rising homelessness. What is to be done?
    13 Mar 18
    Poverty has doubled among private tenants within a decade – a big factor in rising homelessness. What is to be done? asks Brian Robson.
  • The housing and health sectors need to align their services more closely, to house essential workers and improve the patient experience
    13 Mar 18
    The housing and health sectors need to align their services more closely, to house essential workers and improve the patient experience, says Andrew Van Doorn. 
  • 19 Sep 17
    A robust counter-fraud strategy is being developed by government, to tackle the new threats faced by public services
  • 19 Sep 17
    Tax fraud deprives public services of much-needed revenue. It needs to be tackled more effectively
  • 19 Sep 17
    Some of the biggest public sector fraud hazards come from within organisations. It’s time to openly confront the issue

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