Staying afloat in a sea of red ink

Staying afloat in a sea of red ink
This Deloitte Global Insights podcast looks at the challenges to government coffers posed by the current economic landscape and provides a framework to address these issues in order to navigate a successful journey to sustainable government.

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In the wake of a global recession, cities, states, and nations around the world are bracing to deal with a rising wave of red ink. The report, Red ink rising: The road to fiscal sustainability, looks at the challenges posed by the current economic landscape and provides a framework to address these issues in order to navigate a successful journey to sustainable government.

Hear co-authors William Eggers, Global Director, Deloitte Research - Public Sector, and Joel Bellman, Director, Deloitte Consulting, UK, discuss the major catalysts instigating the level of urgency with cost reduction measures around the world and the phased approach presented in the report to overcome the obstacles of implementing successful cost reduction initiatives.

Highlights

  • The major components creating a “perfect fiscal storm” for governments around the world
  • A look at how the UK government is responding to debt
  • How the phased approach can help governments overcome the unique challenges presented by cost reduction efforts
  • How cost reduction is opening the door to change in areas previously considered untouchable in government

Guests

  • William Eggers, Global Director, Deloitte Research - Public Sector
  • Joel Bellman, Director, Deloitte Consulting, UK

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Report: Red ink rising: The road to fiscal sustainability 
Industry: Public Sector
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