Charging ahead: Should government charge for more?

With the Coalition facing the dual challenge of reducing the deficit and implementing public service reform, in the face of ever rising public demand, we are asking, should government charge for more services?

Charging Ahead: Should government charge for more examines the case for central government charging - the opportunities, as well as the challenges and design choices.

This publication follows PwC's recent Citizen's Jury, in November 2010, which found that when members of the public are provided with clear information and given time and space to deliberate, they were more supportive of charging than might otherwise be expected.

The publication concludes that serious consideration should be given, across central government, to charging more routinely for public services, to reduce spending, raise revenue and support the Government's reform agenda by supporting market development and changing people's behaviour.