Shaping the state after coronavirus

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In a matter of weeks, coronavirus has transformed the activity of government. But the immediate crisis won’t last forever, and big choices for citizens and government lie on the horizon. How have citizens’ expectations of public services changed? Will they have more or less trust in government, and what might that mean for the size of the state and any digital legacy? Will the public demand better evidence-based policy making, or have they still had ‘enough of experts’? Will government need to re-write its relationship with business and workers? And what changes will be required of the civil service to fit the post-corona landscape? On the panel to discuss these issues were: Rt Hon Lord O'Donnell, former Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service Ben Page, CEO of Ipsos MORI Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Adviser at the Centre for Economics and Business Research and former joint head of the Government Economic Service. The discussions was chaired by Alex Thomas, Programme Director at the Institute for Government with an introduction by Panos Kakoullis, CEO-Elect at PA Consulting.

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