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CBI among witnesses as Peers probe COVID-19 lessons for public services

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22 June 2020

How well have public services collaborated with charities and the private sector during the crisis? This is one of the likely questions when the House of Lords Public Services Committee hears from business, banking, government and voluntary sector representatives on Wednesday 24 June.

Witnesses:

Wednesday 24 June 2020

At 3.00pm

  • Josh Hardie, Deputy Director General, CBI
  • Kathy Evans, Chief Executive, Children England
  • Paul Streets, Chief Executive, Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales

At 3:55pm

  • Ian Jones, Chief Executive, Volunteer Cornwall
  • Lauren O'Donoghue, Branch Secretary, Sheffield, ACORN UK
  • David Knott, Director, Office for Civil Society

Possible questions

  • How could the private sector be better integrated into local public service delivery systems in future?
  • What main challenges have charities and the private sector faced while helping to deliver public services during lockdown? 
  • Does the experience of coronavirus call for a fundamentally new approach to the commissioning of public services?
  • How could volunteers and community groups be better integrated into local public service systems after the coronavirus crisis?
  • Have public services collaborated in new ways with volunteers during lockdown?
  • What main challenges have charities, volunteers and the community sector faced while helping to deliver public services during lockdown? 
     

Further information

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