With local government facing funding cuts of around 26%, there is an expectation that they find savings from property while protecting the front-line.
If public sector bodies are to avoid 'slash and burn' with the knock-effect to service delivery, a more challenging approach to property rationalisation that is tied to service redesign is required.
This Talking Points looks at how such an approach challenges services' dependency on property and explores new ways of delivery. It disputes the notion that quality of service is proportional to the number of facilities. Our buildings are not necessarily our services.