We are well used to working within the changing policy and statutory framework of the public sector.
For you, this will require a full understanding of the statutes governing fire, police and ambulance bodies and the legal obligations placed upon them. The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, for example, has resulted in a serious shift in the priorities of police forces whilst the key public law duties will remain the same. The Five Year Forward Review in health highlights the need for the emergency services to work much more closely and effectively together. The changes in service delivery models are therefore likely to be significant but necessary for financial viability.
In the meantime, we know that you face challenges every day in relation to:
the requirement to ensure that money is spent in the public interest, particularly at a time of unprecedented budget constraints
the need to manage the threat of potential reputational damage
ensuring stringent compliance with your public law duties, for example under the Equalities Act