Cipfa Annual Conference 2017



CIPFA Annual Conference and Exhibition will return to Manchester for 2017.

This year’s public finance conference will ask how we can overcome the widely acknowledged malaise and sense of alienation dividing communities throughout the UK, which became all too evident in the Brexit vote.

In the wake of the referendum result, and consequent economic uncertainty, the government has said it is committed to investing in skills and infrastructure to support local growth and a new housing agenda. It wants to put a specific focus on regions beyond the south east and city devolution centres.

To address the perennial issue of low productivity it will be essential to improve education and training standards, from primary to tertiary and vocational, to ensure businesses have access to the skills and talents they need to prosper.

As health and social care costs climb, Sustainability and Transformation Plans, based on the needs of local populations and local health and care systems, are coming together across England. Will they be able to drive genuine and sustainable transformation in health outcomes for the longer term?

We ask top economists, policy makers and public service leaders: what key ingredients are needed to deliver the prosperous places that the people of the UK deserve?

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