Birmingham Policy Commission Report

Members of the Commission and the NYRG at a Commission meetingThe Commission Report "When Tomorrow Comes - The Future of Local Public Services" proposes a new system of Local Public Support to replace the fragmented public service arrangements currently in place.

The system of Local Public Support recommended by the Commission is built on a framework that is robust, yet flexible, to allow for local diversity and continued adaptation as circumstances change. The Commission identifies four key conditions necessary for a system of Local Public Support to flourish: citizens as co-authors of their well-being; Twenty first century public servants; connected and connective local government; and a new national/community settlement.

Report launch

The Commission Report was launched on 11th July 2011 with a panel discussion involving Deborah Cadman OBE (Chair of the Policy Commission), Baroness Hilary Armstrong, Philip Collins (Demos) and Jean Templeton (St Basils). The discussion was chaired by Professor David Eastwood (Vice-Chancellor of the University of Birmingham).