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


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 tomorrow (Wednesday 24 June from 3 p.m.).

The committee will hear from:
 
At 3 p.m.
 
Josh Hardie, Deputy Director General, CBI
Kathy Evans, Chief Executive, Children England
Paul Streets, Chief Executive, Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales
 
Possible questions are likely to include:

  • 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?

At 3:55 p.m.
 
Ian Jones, Chief Executive, Volunteer Cornwall
Lauren O'Donoghue, Branch Secretary, Sheffield, ACORN UK
David Knott, Director, Office for Civil Society
 
Possible questions are likely to include:

  • 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?

The virtual session will be live on Parliament TV.
 

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