GOVERNMENT PROPERTY AND ESTATES
“Our drive to modernise and improve the running of the government estate is reducing the cost to the taxpayer, giving civil servants the flexible and modern workspace they need and releasing much-needed land for alternative use.” – The State of the Estate report
The running cost of the central government estate was £2.55 billion in 2015/16, a 7 per cent reduction from the year before. As the public sector seeks to rationalise and streamline its property portfolio, £2.5 billion has been raised by selling surplus assets since 2011.
Since 2013, the One Public Estate asset management initiative has helped local councils cut costs by integrating services and raise money by freeing up land for development. It is estimated that this will have raised £615 million and delivered £158 million of savings by 2020.
Despite this progress, a 2017 report by the National Audit Office concluded that the public sector needs to “make more headway to achieve a shared, flexible and integrated estate”. The new Government Property Agency is set to take over a £3 billion property portfolio with a view to delivering greater efficiencies.
For more information on the 2017 National Audit Office report, please click here Progress on the government estate strategy
A key part of the strategy to reduce costs and increase efficiencies must also include as a core component a comprehensive understanding of the value in reducing energy costs via innovative technological solutions, with the desired effect of increasing the sustainability of all properties and estates.
Join us for the Government Property and Estates Conference where leading experts will address the biggest challenges facing the public sector estate. Understand how collaboration and shared services can deliver savings, see how new technologies can help make estates more efficient and anticipate how new policies will impact on your organisation.
- Date: 26/04/18
- Location: Old Trafford, Manchester - Get Directions
- The public-private relationship: the government is the largest asset holder in the UK, what are the real barriers to both sectors working together to maximise value from these assets and how is this changing?
- Workplaces for the future, featuring initiatives and changes to local government and NHS workspaces
- Asset management: strategy and practice
- The One Public Estate programme now works with over 150 Local Authorities to enable economic growth and service transformation. Together, partnerships who joined Phase 3 of the programme expect to deliver £56m savings in running costs, £138m revenue in capital receipts, 36,000 new jobs and 16,500 new homes over the next five years. How can you get involved in such programmes?
- The New Government Estate Strategy: implications for the wider public sector
- Understand how rationalising the public estate in your area could contribute to overall savings of £56 million by 2020
- How releasing land for regeneration and development can boost economic growth in your area
- Identify opportunities to consolidate public estates and share property with other organisations
- Understand how releasing land to the private sector can improve the public balance sheet by generating income for your local authority
- Free up funds to spend on vital front line services by slashing running costs and building maintenance fees.
Who Should Attend?
|Estates and Sustainability Programme Lead||Heads of Building Services||Heads of Assets and Estates Management||Heads of Estates and Facilities||Estate Strategy Leads|
|Directors Building and Property Managers||Heads of Sustainability||Energy Managers||Heads of Procurement||Heads of Property Services|
|Directors of Investment||National Property and Programme Managers||Chief Executives||Heads of Property Information||Heads of Building Operations|
|ICT Directors and Managers|
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