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
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
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
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