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Civil Service Live 2011

Event details:

  • Start: 5 July 2011 - 09:00 am
  • End: 7 July 2011 - 05:00 pm
  • Location: London
  • Venue: Olympia

Capita Symonds MD Jonathan Goring (right) will be joined by Cabinet Secretary Sir Gus O'Donnell at a session entitled 'It's not all about costs' at this year's Civil Service Live conference (05 July: 1350-1450).

Now in its fourth year, Civil Service Live is the largest gathering of civil servants designed to inspire innovation and promote best practice across all government departments and agencies.

Whilst civil servants are rightly focusing on cutting costs - which shines the spotlight on staff cuts as the prime means of achieving targets - there are also other ways of closing the gap. Joint Ventures or Partnerships with the private sector will enable civil servants to broaden their horizons, by working on non-departmental programmes, possibly across other departments or even with the private sector.

This session will also look at the large shortfall in revenue collection, which could contribute to targets. In the same way that your TV licence is collected by the private sector, a private sector partner could stem the £billions in lost revenue, through non-collection of rents, licence fees, court fees and other collectable income. The target could be to raise collection rates from 70% in some departments, to over 95%.

Capita Symonds and Civil Service World magazine will also be hosting an invitation-only Roundtable discussion with senior civil servants on 06 July at the event covering the public sector efficiency debate, which will be reported in future issues of Civil Service World.

Capita Symonds' parent company Capita is also hosting a session on 06 July (1110-1210) entitled 'Service Birmingham: A case study in public private joint partnerships' which will focus on Capita's ground-breaking partnership with Birmingham City Council.

For more information visit the Civil Service Live website.

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