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Opportunities for Public Sector organisations in an economic downturn

Turning the tide


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Opportunities for public sector organisations

The crisis across financial markets, a downturn in the property sector, and energy and commodities price volatility made 2008 a challenging year. Across the UK's economy, citizens and businesses are now preparing for a difficult and uncertain period.

The economic downturn will affect the finances, operations and policymaking of Public Sector organisations in a number of ways. To respond effectively, Public Sector leaders must take action on two fronts.

First, they need to take a series of tactical steps to manage risks and threats that arise as an immediate consequence of the crisis across financial services.

Second, Public Sector organisations need to consider a group of more fundamental or strategic reforms to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their businesses, and to adapt to the changing requirements of citizens.

Government organisations need to take radical steps to emerge as leaner, more commercially savvy entities that respond to changing circumstances and citizen requirements, and deliver the business of government in more cost effective ways.

This report sets out a series of measures public organisations could take to drive these tactical and strategic changes.

For more information, download our report  Turning the tide - Opportunities for Public Sector organisations in an economic downturn (PDF, 344KB).

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