The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounts (CIPFA) has this week published a new report on the state of the UK economy and the likely impact on public service delivery.

The Long Downturn report summarises the economic policies put in place by the UK Coalition Government in 2010, and presents a statistical analysis of the recession from the Government’s plans and forecasts in 2010 up until the time when the budget deficit is likely to be eliminated.

The publication also suggests what more the UK Government could be doing to increase collaboration in the delivery of public services and focuses on the importance of skilled public sector staff.