In these difficult times for the national finances, public services and not for profit bodies are facing challenging but similar issues. How do you run efficient cost-conscious organisations which are sensitive to use needs and compliant with tough regulation and a long-term squeeze on resources?
Legal compliance is the strong basis of good practice, and gains increased emphasis from coalition government legislation, and the salience of governance issues.
Expectations from public services, whether in the public sector proper, in arms-length trusts and companies, in independent not for profit bodies and in traditional charities, have never been greater. As the direct public sector shrinks, opportunities to convert health and other public service entities into social enterprises or mutuals bring an exciting future, together with stern challenges. Conversion of many schools to academy status is creating a new category of public service delivery, on the boundary between for profit and not for profit sectors.
We have an in-depth knowledge of how public services really work, gained from years of senior experience within them. Our experience of governance and management, added to rock-solid legal expertise, adds up to a combination of skills that can help to shape your organisation for survival in this complex world.
28th January 2013
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