Public services touch the lives of everyone in society – and businesses have a major role to play as users, funders and suppliers in improving these services to meet the needs of UK citizens
Transforming public services - from education and healthcare, to policing and welfare - is central to restoring public finances and encouraging growth in the economy.
It requires bold thinking about the way we design and run public services, to ensure they provide both good outcomes and better value for money.
Business has a vital role to play in improving public services. Having a diverse range of providers increases quality, stimulates new ways of working and encourages greater efficiency – essential to encouraging growth and dealing with the deficit.
The best providers from the public, private and voluntary sectors should compete on a level playing field – government needs to enhance its capacity to create and manage markets to make this happen.
From healthcare and education to welfare and policing, read our ideas on public services
How businesses have a positive impact on the UK's public services
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The group of experts who represent our members on public services
CBI comments on new code of conduct for PFI/PPP contracts
The CBI responded to the Government launch of a new code of conduct for operational Public Finance Initiatives (PFI) and Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)
Act now or even less infrastructure will be built - CBI
The CBI is calling on the Chancellor to take urgent steps to galvanise infrastructure investment in this month’s spending round, warning that failure to act will put the fledgling recovery at risk
CBI responds to defence procurement White Paper
CBI backs moves to overhaul defence procurement to give the Armed Force the equipment they need, while giving the taxpayer real value for money.