Is amputation really the answer?

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Although it’s nearly a decade since the start of the financial crisis, the downgrading of growth and inflation targets by the Bank of England serve to warn us that we are still dealing with the consequences. Pressure has been maintained by the Government for budget cuts across all departments which in turn create significant operational pressure particularly on
front-line services. Although some budgets were ring-fenced prior to the spending review, in reality all departments continue to face cuts if not in front-line spending then in the back office.

When the Government spends approximately £600bn running its operations pressure to make cuts can only continue. We would like to explore some different approaches that can be taken to tackling the daunting task of budget cuts and the potential operational consequences for front-line services.

Read our guide to understand why we believe that reductions can be achieved without the trauma that losing a limb entails.