Published on 20 October 2015
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The State of the State report provides a unique, independent analysis of the UK public sector through a business lens. Produced by Deloitte UK in collaboration with Reform, the insight is informed by interviews with public sector leaders, citizen research and an in-depth analysis of government data.
Read the full report here.
The citizen and the state survey
A survey of 1,000 people found seven key findings including:
In the words of public sector leaders
Public sector leaders say:
Government through business lenses
Government is not a business. But applying ‘business lenses’ to the public sector can allow for distinctive perspectives and fresh thinking.
The productivity lens: Ten elements of public sector productivity are exposed to Brexit including public spending levels, Whitehall’s capacity and capability, workforce arrangements and research funding in higher education
The talent lens: automation is set to save the government £17bn by 2030 and will drive the use of data to support decision makers
The balance sheet lens: The UK Government’s latest balance sheet shows £1.46 trillion of assets and liabilities of £3.56 trillion. The state’s net liability rose by £263 billion to reach £2.1 trillion at last count for the 2014-15 financial year
The state of the public finances
Four questions arise from Brexit as the Government considers its fiscal options: