Programme

Day One - Thursday 11th April

12.30 - 13.45

Registration, refreshments & buffet lunch

14.00

Welcome and Introduction

Welcome from Day 1 chair

Speakers :
Michael Burton , Editorial Director , The MJ Group

14.05 - 14.35

The agenda for local government plus Q and A

Speakers :
Dr Jo Farrar , Director-General, Local Government and Public Services , Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (agreed before Dr Farrar’s move to HM Prison and Probation Service on April 1. Replacement yet to be confirmed)

14.35 - 15.10

Sponsor: Engie

15.10 - 15.45

The Northamptonshire experience

Speakers :
Theresa Grant , Chief Executive , Northamptonshire CC

15.45 - 16.05

Refreshment break

16.05 - 16.40

Update on local government finance, social care and other challenges for the sector

Speakers :
Mark Lloyd , Chief Executive , Local Government Association

16.40 - 17.15

The future of health and social care funding: panel debate

Speakers :
Saffron Cordery , Deputy Chief Executive , NHS Providers
Iain MacBeath , ADASS Lead for Resources and Director of Adult Care Services, , Hertfordshire CC

17.15 - 17.50

The Penna People Perspective:

19.15 - 19.45

Pre-dinner drinks

19.45

Charity dinner

Speakers :
Bob Neill , Chair , Commons Justice Select Committee

Day Two - Friday 12th April

08.50

Welcome

Welcome from day 2 chair

Speakers :
Heather Jameson , Editor , The MJ

08.55 - 9.30

The housing challenge

Speakers :
Nick Walkley , Chief Executive , Homes England

09.30 - 10.05

Sponsor: Prospects

10.05 - 10.40

The next Spending Review

Speakers :
Duncan Whitfield , President, Association of Local Authority Treasurers and Strategic Director, Finance and Governance , Southwark LBC

10.40 - 10.55

Refreshment break

11.30 - 12.05

MYB Public Spend. Where local government spending goes

12.40 - 13.10

Update on the Spring Statement Q&A

Speakers :
Paul Johnson , Director , Institute for Fiscal Studies

12.20 - 12.55

Close of forum and buffet lunch