The MJ Future Forum

We hope you enjoyed our first virtual MJ Future Forum on September 24/25.
We had some great sessions on finance, social care, dealing with the pandemic, relations with Whitehall and challenges and opportunities for the sector with over five hours of top quality speakers. If you missed any of the sessions then you will receive an email with a link to watch each of them on demand. If you didn’t attend the forum, you can still register here to receive these recorded sessions.


The MJ’s popular Future Forum event is going virtual with a great line up of speakers discussing the key current issues for local government after Covid-19 - and at no cost to register.

The MJ Future Forum will take place virtually over two days, September 24 and September 25, in four sessions, morning and afternoon. The topics covered include the financial picture for local government, lessons from the pandemic, the future of social care and reset and recovery.

Our high-level speakers are:

Jackie Belton, Chief Executive, London Borough of Bexley
Stephen Chandler, Director of Adult Services, Oxfordshire County Council and Vice President, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services
Saffron Cordery, Deputy Chief Executive, NHS Providers
Gareth Davies, Comptroller and Auditor General, National Audit Office
Dr Jennifer Dixon, Chief Executive, Health Foundation
Prof Martin Green, Chief Executive, Care England
Paul Johnson, Director, the Institute for Fiscal Studies
Gavin Jones, Chief Executive, Essex CC and Chair, Society of Local Authority Chief Executives
Emran Mian, Director General, Decentralisation and Growth, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Sarah Pickup, Deputy Chief Executive, Local Government Association
Andy Start, Chief Executive Officer for Government Services, Capita
Dr. Carolyn Wilkins OBE, Chief Executive, Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council and National Tracing Lead for NHS Test and Trace
Rob Whiteman, Chief Executive, CIPFA


Click here to view the agenda


Michael Burton, Editorial Director, The MJ Group

Heather Jameson, Editor, The MJ


Our next event is the Future Forum North 2021. You can sign up for notifications here.