- In June 2018, there were 5.34 million people employed in the public sector, an increase of 34,000 year-on-year
- In 2018-19, the Government expects to spend £812.9 billion on public services, equivalent to around £29,000 per household or 38.4% of national income
- Over £2.6bn has been spent on cloud and digital services over the last five years in the public sector, but adoption remains comparatively low
- 35% of HR Managers expect HR services to be shared across public sector bodies in the future
- Roughly three-quarters of public sector organisations believe they lack the technical knowledge and talent available in the private sector
Whatever the challenge, technology is essential to solving the myriad of challenges facing the public sector. The Public Sector Solutions Expo will provide insight into how local and central government can incorporate best-practice into their own transformation strategies and manage the cultural implications of moving towards the digitalisation of service provision. Discover how the public sector is shedding its outdated legacy systems, migrating its data to the cloud, embracing automation, robotics and AI, gleaning greater insight from its data, and committing to digitally upskilling its workforce.
Political and financial pressures continue to present the public sector workforce with unprecedented challenges. Leaders and HR functions are having to navigate a minefield of staff shortages, cultural resistance to new ways of working, demand for new skills and technology, and looming policy changes in the wake of Brexit. Discover how public sector organisations are recruiting the talent they need, developing credible career pathways for the talent they have, introducing smarter ways of working, and maximising workforce productivity by concentrating on staff wellbeing.
With demand only expected to rise, local government is under renewed pressure to find innovative sources of income to finance key services. For central government, organisations need to think more intelligently about how they managed the public purse and develop real commercial capability across the civil service. Discover how local and central government are leveraging their assets more effectively, identifying long term commercial opportunities, investing tax payer money sustainably, and adopting more entrepreneurial approaches to service delivery.
Public sector estates across the country are consolidating and modernising in an effort to reduce costs, co-share services, and create operational efficiencies. A key driver behind this optimisation of space is new technology, and ongoing commitments to environmental sustainability and smarter ways of working. Discover how local and central government are working with innovative suppliers to futureproof their estates, reduce the size of their property footprint, and manage rising energy demands.
Against the backdrop of funding cuts and other budgetary pressures, it is increasingly important to ensure that public money is spent wisely to deliver maximum value. When conducted effectively, the procurement and commissioning processes enable purchasing authorities to identify and secure not only the most cost-effective goods and services, but also combat wider socio-economic challenges, and ultimately deliver better public services. Discover how the public sector is embracing more collaborative approaches to procurement, learning to optimise the contract management cycle, fostering early engagement and better relationships with suppliers, and getting to grips with social value.
Six Reasons to Attend the Public Sector Solutions Expo:
Learn from +50hrs of CPD-certified, conference-quality content, including over 40 successful and replicable case studies drawn from across the public sector - from best practice to innovative projects
Discover the latest ideas and solutions designed to improve efficiency within your department and organisation, across digital and technology, workforce, finance, estates and local infrastructure
Improve your procurement and outcomes by pre-engaging with a host of suppliers to better understand the market and options available to you
Network with your peers and colleagues from both within your sector and from across the wider public sector
Come together as an industry to discuss common challenges, share ideas, and collaborate to succeed
Keep your finger on the pulse with policy updates and announcements from government leaders and policy makers