Central government’s Next Generation Shared Services plan aims to save taxpayers between £400 and £600 million a year. The Local Government Association (LGA) reported that local authorities saved £462 million between 2012 and 2015. This was achieved by integrating traditional back office services, such as human resources and finance transactions. The LGA claims that shared services are so embedded across local authorities that they have now become “standard practice.” The National Audit Office’s 2016 report warns, however, that the integration of services poses some new challenges. They point specifically to the high initial costs of integrating services and the negative impact such integration can have on leadership team morale.
Join us for the Shared Services Conference 2016 – Integrating the Public Sector to get exclusive insights from shared services experts on the following topics:
- Savings– Are the savings made from integrating services being reinvested into other areas to benefit citizens?
- New Normal – If the sharing of services is the new normal, does there need to be an overall strategic public sector rethink of how services are organised?
- New Challenges – How can the initial costs of integrating services be reduced so savings can be made faster?
Come along for a unique opportunity to attend presentations by key policy makers and experts in the public sector, quiz leading decision makers as part of keynote panel discussions, learn from real life case studies, and network with others involved in shared service implementation.
Discover innovative new strategies for integrating services at local and central government levels.
Come and explore our exhibition, where suppliers will showcase exciting and innovative products that can help create shared services in your organisation. Enjoy the opportunity to see new technology in action, question designers, learn how to increase the efficiency of your organisation, and forge lasting business partnerships.
Connect with over 200 high quality delegates who are involved in creating and maintaining shared services for their organisation, problem solve shared challenges and learn from the experience of others.
Attend a variety of topical seminars, engaging interactive activities, and keynote panel discussions with experts in shared services.
Quiz experts from across a variety of disciplines to gain exclusive insights into pioneering approaches to enabling and maintaining shared services.
The Shared Services Conference 2016 boasts a variety of outstanding speakers from across the public and private sectors. Each one has been handpicked based on their expertise and achievements, ensuring that delegates enjoy only the highest quality presentations. A wide number of topics will be covered on the day, and delegates can expect speakers to discuss challenges, successes and case studies around the interest areas below:
- The government’s strategy to transform back office operations and consolidate transactional functions across government, as part of the Civil Service Reform plans, could help deliver between £400 million and £600 million a year in savings for the taxpayer.
- The government has established two Independent Shared Service Centres in partnership with the private sector, and provides oversight, governance and benchmarking for a further two standalone shared service centres across the programme to drive operational efficiency.
- The LGA has re-launched the national shared services map for 2016 which shows how shared services have contributed to taxpayers saving more than half a billion pounds.
- Government’s programme to transfer back-office functions to two shared service centres has made savings but has not achieved value for money to date, according to a 2016 National Audit Office report.
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