Podcasts from the summit

The Guardian public services summit may be over for another year but we're publishing a selection of podcasts from the event – from building foundations for the future to the role of social enterprises

The Guardian public services summit may be over for another year but we're publishing a selection of seminars from the event – from building foundations for the future to the role of social enterprises.

Building the foundations for growth

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Britain's economy is emerging from financial crisis yet a stable recovery remains far from secure. Even before spending cuts, we were struggling with longer term structural challenges including creating local jobs in disadvantaged communities, environmental pressures and pensions. Can we innovate to address these ongoing challenges with even fewer resources? How can we secure future growth which is financially, socially and environmentally sustainable?

Speakers
Jon Sibson, leader, government and public sector practice, PwC
Will Straw, associate director for strategic development, Institute for Public Policy Research

What should we expect from the state?

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As we experience a blurring between the state, citizens, voluntary and private sectors we ask how places and localities are rethinking how they deliver public services. We will discuss how we can create a new deal between citizens and state, and find a new resolution for public services.

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John Barradell, chief executive, Brighton and Hove council

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As we experience a blurring between the state, citizens, voluntary and private sectors we ask how places and localities are rethinking how they deliver public services. We will discuss how we can create a new deal between citizens and state, and find a new resolution for public services.

Speaker
Andrea Hill, chief executive, Suffolk county council


Social enterprise: Is it the panacea we are looking for?

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Social enterprise is hailed as a key solution to the fiscal crisis, but can it truly deliver on the scale required? Does social enterprise have the capability and capacity we need? Will social enterprise thrive or be constrained by Big Society? Is it possible to create social enterprises through centrally driven change? What cultural and organisational change would be required?

Speakers
Andrew Harrop, director of policy and public Affairs, Age UK
Peter Holbrook, chief executive, Social Enterprise Coalition
Ray Mills, partner, PwC

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