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As the UK enters recession, the Pre-Budget Report has set out a framework for public service delivery.To maintain excellence in public services throughout the downturn requires us to be innovative and creative. How can we best achieve this and deliver maximum public value? How great an impact will the Public Value Programme have on the nature of public services?  How can the Bichard review on local innovation be most effective?  How will Excellence and Fairness empower users to hold public services to account? How will it allow them to participate more fully in shaping services they receive? And where can we expect to be in ten years time?This seminar was arranged by the CPPS, in partnership with the Treasury,  and brought together key figures from across sectors in the important debate on how to ensure continued investment, value and effectiveness of public services during the economic downturn.

Speakers included: Rt Hon Yvetter Cooper, MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury; Martin Weale, Director NIESR; Paul Coen, Chief Executive, Local Government Association; Alexis Cleveland, Head of Transformational Government, Cabinet Office; Graham Mather, European Policy Forum; Christopher Hood, Director of the ESRC Public Services Programme; David Coats, The Work Foundation; and Andrew Simms, Policy Director, New Economics Foundation.

Further details are available on the seminar website. The seminar was held at the The Royal Commonwealth Society, London on 26th January 2009.