Spending Review 2013: The Future of Public Spending 3rd July 2013

Overview

On 26th June 2013 the Chancellor will reveal the government’s next round of public spending proposals. Total managed expenditure is forecast to rise over the next 3 years: £695bn in 2012/13, £720bn in 2013/14 and £745bn in 2015/16.

In the next two years nearly all government departments, apart from the Department of Health and the Department for Education, will face further reductions in spending of £1bn in 2013/14 and £1.2bn in 2014/15.

Taken together with the 2010 Comprehensive Spending Review this year’s review will provide a difficult task for the public sector to reduce their spending further whilst maintaining their statutory obligations.

This briefing one week on from the review will provide those within or alongside the public sector with the opportunity to examine in depth what the implications of the review mean for them and their organisation. It will provide a platform for informed debate and discussion around the future of public service design and delivery and how to manage the expectations of the tax payer in this time of austerity.