What the 2019 Spending Review Means for the Public Sector

Chancellor Sajid Javid announced the latest Spending Review on 4 September 2019. This review is in reality a fast-track Spending Round concerned with government spending for 2020/21. The Chancellor has delayed his full three-year Spending Review until 2020. An overview of the spending review The Chancellor announced a “decade of renewal” that would “turn the page

Finance as a Function: Moving From A Reactive To A Proactive Strategy

As we find ourselves working in more agile ways, it becomes necessary to re-examine our finance function as part of the overall need to change the way we work. Traditional financial forecasting, planning and reporting no longer fulfils the needs of the modern workplace. We now need to find ways to proactively manage our financial

Exploring the Environmental Impact of Paper-led Processes

Since Greta Thunberg burst onto the scene, pleading with politicians and the public to take climate change seriously, environmental concern has been front and centre of almost every news channel and front page across the country. Businesses often prioritise the bottom line over other concerns, but, as responsible citizens,it’s important that we consider how the

Digital Tools and Disruptive Technology in the Public Sector: Taking Small Steps to Make a Big Difference

When we talk about disruptive technology, many people immediately think of outlandish and extreme changes in workflow and behaviour. However, there are plenty of small changes and simple tools we can use to help make the workplace a smarter, and more streamlined place. Changing the way you work As we welcome Generation Z into the workplace,

Data as a Critical Resource

Warning: the data revolution requires radical thinking. Let’s start this post honestly:  changing the way we use data isn’t always easy. But, the public sector has a genuinely astonishing opportunity to use data in an open, transparent and ethical way to the great benefit of the citizens and all our communities. Data has gone from

The Future of the Workplace: Meeting the Demands of the Next Generation

Every new generation entering the workplace have their own set of values and expectations. But, the emergence of Generation Z will turn the workplace as we know it on its head. Expect nomadic, hard working individuals that never switch off, care about culture, and are determined to make a difference. What makes Gen Z different?