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The MJ and Pitney Bowes Business Insight Roundtable
12 Oct 2011
Live broadcast from the Hilton Hotel Edinburgh Follow the discussions on Twitter with #mjpitney

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Chaired by Michael Burton, editor of The MJ, this discussion provided the opportunity to discuss the different approaches local authorities are taking to cuts, and unique factors that drive these approaches.

Held at the 2011 SOLACE conference in Edinburgh, chief executive participants discussed:

  • How the financial year 2011/12 has developed
  • The prognosis for 2012/13
  • Early indications of how the 2013/14 year might turn out financially

Mike Burton said: "As we approach the budget-setting season, this discussion will be of highly topical interest to all chief executives and senior managers. Our panel of distinguished chief executives looked at the what has occurred to budgets in the current financial year and discussed the likely pattern of budgets from their perspective for 2012/13 and in particular 2013/14."

Local Government Chief Executive participants:

Trevor Holden, Luton Borough Council
Kevin Lavery, Cornwall Council
Mary Orton, Waverley Borough Council
Martin Swales, South Tyneside Council
Stephen Baker, Waveney District Council and Suffolk Coastal District Council 
Andrew Kerr, Wiltshire Council
Simon Warren, Wolverhampton City Council
Derek Myers, The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council
Martin Smith, Ealing London Borough Council
Michael Coughlin, Reading BC
Gareth Daniel, London Borough of Brent
 
Other participants:
Richard Giblin, Pitney Bowes Business Insight
Chair: Michael Burton, Editor, The MJ