The MJ ran a 24-hour seminar on budget planning for the next two years and preparing for the new Spending Review on
Thursday 21 and Friday 22 March 2013, at Ettington Chase, Stratford-Upon-Avon.
The purpose of the event was to investigate both short and long-term fiscal challenges faced by local authorties in the next two years. From April they will be grappling with the impact of council tax benefit and business rate localisation.
These challenges are set against a backdrop of ongoing public sector austerity, which has now become the ‘new normal.’ In the second The MJ Future Forum, leading public sector experts examined the financial picture for local government while a series of workshops provided solutions to some of the issues raised during the plenaries.
The Forum took place over 24 hours from lunchtime to lunchtime on Thursday March 21st to Friday March 22 and included an evening reception and a dinner with former local government minister, Bob Neill as invited speaker.
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REVIEW OF FUTURE FORUM 2013
FUTURE FORUM 2013: The shape of the next Spending Review - Michael Burton
FUTURE FORUM 2013: Time to work on our relationships - LGA chief executive Carolyn Downs
FUTURE FORUM 2013: Start budgeting for the future - Community Budgets
FUTURE FORUM 2013: IFS director Paul Johnson cuts loose on the true impact on spending
PRESENTATION: Paul Johnson, director IFS: Budget 2013 and public spending
FUTURE FORUM 2013: Brandon Lewis sets out trio of targets
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FUTURE FORUM 2013: The game of life...- Northgate
FUTURE FORUM 2013: A healthy approach to moving services
FUTURE FORUM 2013: Leadership strategy is key to progress - Penna
FUTURE FORUM 2013: Dispelling the relationship myths - Carillion
FUTURE FORUM 2013: Facing up to demand - Impower
FUTURE FORUM 2013: Housing investment 'a must' - Pinnacle PSG
FUTURE FORUM: IFS head predicts a four-year strain on public sector funds
FUTURE FORUM: Lewis allays fears over increase in planning notices
FUTURE FORUM: LGA chief Downs demands 'respect' for sector
FUTURE FORUM: Lewis rolls out new community budgets
FUTURE FORUM: Opinion: Michael Burton - A graph of hope for an embattled Treasury
The Forum is an invitation only event for leading chief executives and supported by sponsors. The Forum provides a unique opportunity for chief executives to share experiences about the financial scenario for the next two years as well as network with colleagues.
- Sir Bob Kerslake, Head of the Civil Service
- Paul Johnson, Director of the Institute of Fiscal Studies
- Brandon Lewis, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, DCLG
- Carolyn Downs, Chief Executive, Local Government Association
- Bob Neill MP, former Minister for Local Government