The current economic environment is challenging, with continuing constraints on public finances and major uncertainty round the future shape of the Scottish economy. But with these challenges come new opportunities… and new thinking.
New models are emerging in a wide range of settings – models for better collaboration and joint working among public authorities; models for maximising the benefit of City Region Deals; models for creating vibrant and sustainable communities; and models for driving innovation in delivery of public services.

This series of seminars will explore each of these areas in turn, identifying key features of the new models as well as future trends – and aiming to stimulate debate and develop new ideas. This is a time when innovation has never been so important; and while media comment has tended to focus on the need for public authorities to adopt new ways of working, the reality is that success can only be achieved if we can also harness the creativity of private sector businesses, the academic sector, and third sector organisations, in a common effort.

Seminars

SEMINAR 1
COLLABORATION AND JOINT WORKING: LEGAL FRAMEWORKS

Topics will include:
• Legal structures to support collaboration on capital projects;
• Options for achieving good governance in shared services;
• New templates and guidance for propertysharing arrangements among public authorities.

Who should attend:
• Senior officers of local authorities;
• Senior officers of other public sector bodies and further/higher education institutions;
• Accountants and consultants with a specialist practice in this field.

When and where
Wednesday 20 February 2019
Burness Paull’s Edinburgh Office, 50 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9WJ
8.30am 10.45am

SEMINAR 2
CITY REGION DEALS: DELIVERY PHASE

Topics will include:
• Navigating the state aid issues;
• Making the most of community benefit packages;
• Applying innovation to financing models.

Who should attend:
• Private sector players involved in delivery or financing of public infrastructure;
• Accountants and consultants with a specialist practice in this field;
• Senior officers of local authorities and other partners involved in delivery of City Region or Growth Deals.

When and where
Wednesday 6 March 2019
Burness Paull’s Glasgow Office, 120 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, G2 7JL
8.30am 10.45am

SEMINAR 3
CREATING NEW COMMUNITIES

Topics will include:
• New models for affordable housing;
• Creating new opportunities via community empowerment;
• Sustainable models for managing common areas and community facilities
• Key ingredients for creating vibrant, balanced and sustainable communities.

Who should attend:
• Housebuilders and developers with a special interest in sustainable communities;
• Consultants with a specialist practice in this field;
• Senior officers of local authorities
• Senior officers of housing associations and development trusts.

When and where
Wednesday 24 April 2019
Burness Paull’s Glasgow Office, 20 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, G2 7JL
8.30am 10.45am

SEMINAR 4
INNOVATION PARTNERSHIPS

Topics will include:
• Key features of the Innovation Partnership model;
• Constraints on innovation arising from existing procurement approaches;
• New opportunities which Innovation Partnerships could unlock;
• Emerging templates and guidance for Innovation Partnerships.

Who should attend:
• Private sector players in public infrastructure and public services;
• Accountants and consultants with a specialist practice in this field;
• Senior officers of public sector bodies.

When and where
Tuesday 14 May 2019
Burness Paull’s Edinburgh Office, 50 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9WJ
8.30am 10.45am

To book a place at any of the events please click HERE

Please note these are not SURF events. If you have any queries please email events@burnesspaull.com 

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