The Future of Public Procurement: Panel Discussion

The Future of Public Procurement: Panel Discussion

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I would like to invite you to a TaxPayers' Alliance panel discussion on the future of public procurement. 
Following the liquidation of Carillion and high-profile outsourcing controversies, a range of speakers from across the political spectrum and various areas of expertise have been invited to discuss the future of outsourcing.

Alex Wild - Research Director at the TaxPayers' Alliance - (Chair)
Rt Hon Dame Margaret Hodge MP - former chair of the Public Accounts Committee
Juliet Samuel - Telegraph columnist and former Wall Street Journal reporter
Ian Makgill Founder of
Dan Lewis - IoD

Other speakers to be confirmed

Points the panel will discuss are:

  • The NAO’s recent report on PFI.
  • The effect of government deals on companies who sub-contract much of their work.
  • The role of SMEs in procurement.
  • The role of the tax system in procurement, and if cheap debt has an impact on decisions.
  • Are ministers and civil servants correctly incentivised to choose the best options for taxpayers – or the riskiest?
  • The perception that Carillion was making vast profits, when the opposite was true, and the media’s role in reporting these cases.


When:  Monday 29 January 2018 at 5.30pm for 6pm (7.30pm finish)
Where: TaxPayers' Alliance, 55 Tufton Street, London SW1P 3QL
RSVP: [email protected]

Drinks and light refreshments will be available. I do hope you are able to join us.
With best wishes,
John O'Connell
Chief Executive

January 29, 2018 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm
TaxPayers' Alliance, 55 Tufton
55 Tufton St
London SW1P3QL
United Kingdom
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James Price · · 020 7998 1450

Will you come?

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