|Date:||Thursday, 26 April 2018|
|Time:||09:00 registration and exhibition; 10:00 – 16:05 conference|
Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester
The government’s The State of the Estate report says: “Our drive to modernise and improve the running of the government estate is reducing the cost to the taxpayer, giving civil servants the flexible and modern workspace they need and releasing much-needed land for alternative use.”
In our 2017 report, Progress on the government estate strategy, the NAO found that departments had reduced their estates and government was getting better value for money. However, the Government Property Unit (GPU) had not made much progress towards its more challenging objective of creating a shared, flexible and integrated estate.
At this conference, Louise Bladen, NAO’s Director for cross-government work will speak on: ‘Measuring the effectiveness of the Cabinet Office’s Government Property Unit’, including:
- Transformation of the government estate
- Efficiency savings achieved thus far
- Future developments, risk and challenges
Other aspects covered in this conference include:
- The public-private relationship: the government is the largest asset holder in the UK, what are the real barriers to both sectors working together to maximise value from these assets and how is this changing?
- Workplaces for the future, featuring the Government Hubs initiative and changes to local government and NHS workspaces
- Asset management: strategy and practice
- GPU’s One Public Estate programme now works with over 150 local authorities to enable economic growth and service transformation. Together, partnerships that joined Phase 3 of the programme expect to deliver £56m savings in running costs, £138m revenue in capital receipts, 36,000 new jobs and 16,500 new homes over the next five years. How can delegates get involved in this ambitious programme?
- The New Government Estate Strategy: implications for the wider public sector.
For further details and bookings, visit the University of Salford, OneCPD website.