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Place based accountability: realistic goal or chimaera?
January 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
About the event
The governance of England is more complex now than it has ever been. The delivery of public services locally involves a complex array of bodies, funding streams and partners, to get from the allocation of money to the user at the front line. The growth of cross body partnerships like LEPs and integrated care systems makes the complexity of governance even greater, as have devolution, the creation of combined authorities and the introduction of directly elected mayors. Regional and geographical differences between areas make comparison difficult too.
Where the money comes from, who spends what, to what purpose and how they can be held to account is a constant topic of discussion with many possible solutions. Place based accountability is one but how realistic is it really as a solution and how might it work, particularly in the light of the continuing financial challenge facing local government?
Aileen has been Director of MHCLG & Local Government VFM at the NAO since 2013. She has published reports to Parliament on the financial sustainability of local authorities, with an upcoming report on Local authority commercial investments. She has also reported regularly on adult social care, most recently focused on the halting progress on integrating health and social care, the interface between health and social care highlighting that despite 20 years of trying, integration is unresolved. On housing, she has published Housing in England: an overview, Homelessness in England, Planning for New Homes and Help to Buy. A regular commentator on the sector, she has recently been appointed to an honorary professorship at Durham University.
- January 28, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
- Northumbria University
Lecture Theatre room 403 (4th Floor), Business and Law Building, City Campus East 1, 2 Ellison Place
Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom + Google Map