Reset and recovery: local government after COVID-19

Thursday, 24th September

Session one: 11.30-12.45

The financial picture and the public finances

Rob Whiteman , Chief Executive , Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
Paul Johnson , Director , Institute for Fiscal Studies


Chair: Mike Burton

Session two: 2.30-3.45

Lessons for local government from the pandemic

Gareth Davies , Comptroller & Auditor General , National Audit Office
Dr. Carolyn Wilkins OBE , Chief Executive , Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council and Lead on Contain for NHS Test and Trace


Chair: Heather Jameson

Friday, 25th September

Session three: 9.45-10.45

The future for social care

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
Dr Jennifer Dixon , Chief Executive , Health Foundation
Prof. Martin Green OBE , Chief Executive , Care England


Chair: Heather Jameson

Session four: 11.45-1.30

The challenges and opportunities ahead for local government

A view from the LGA and from chief executives:

Sarah Pickup , Deputy Chief Executive , Local Government Association
Gavin Jones , Chief Executive , Essex County Council, Chair of Society of Local Authority Chief Executives


Citizen expectations of their council services after Covid-19

Jackie Belton , Chief Executive , London Borough of Bexley
Andy Start , Chief Executive Officer for Government Services , Capita


Reset and renewal

Emran Mian , Director General, Decentralisation and Growth , Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government


Chair:Mike Burton