iNetwork priorities for 2016-17
reflect the needs of local public services
On March 16th George Osborne delivered the UK Government annual budget. Government pledges for further devolution deals, investment in regional infrastructure and investments in open data and the digital economy are a cause for some tentative hope from a public services perspective.
Many commentators hold the belief, though, that by and large there will be no respite for local authorities and public service providers. It is suggested that additional cuts of Â£3.5 billion and the controversial cuts to disability benefits will put further strain on local public services.
As much as ever then, savings and improvements through collaboration, service reform, practice sharing and digital innovation need to be a top priority for public service providers. iNetworks priorities for the coming year reflect this need.
You can read a full draft of our priorities for 2016-17 on our website by clicking HERE. These priorities are yet to be confirmed and we would warmly welcome your input and comments.