18 May, 2022
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, Minister for Government Efficiency

Delivering value: building a smarter post-Covid State

In his Autumn Budget statement, the Chancellor emphasised that whilst the budget would “deliver historically high levels of public spending”, the Government would continue to have a laser-sharp focus on delivering value for taxpayers’ money. With the public finances under pressure as we recover from the pandemic, driving efficiency across government by transforming how services are designed and delivered will be vital to ensuring money is spent to the greatest possible effect.

Government’s ability to transform services at scale and pace was clearly demonstrated during the pandemic. The need to quickly move away from in-person services accelerated long-standing ambitions to build a digitally enabled public sector, and the need for speedy decision-making saw much greater use of real-time data. This transformation will prove an important stepping stone to improving government efficiency and delivering value for money in the longer term.

Reform was delighted to host this roundtable, led by Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, on how efficiency can be driven across Government by transforming how services are designed and delivered.

This event was held under the Chatham House rule and was kindly sponsored by Fujitsu.