Modern public services are essential for addressing 21st century challenges. How can councils deliver this in the current climate?

A demonstrably effective governance culture is essential for holding the trust of both public and wider stakeholders. The current climate makes this very challenging – demand growth, workforce shortages, tired infrastructure, old delivery models, a hesitant approach to technology – and underdeveloped use of data. Data analysis is critical for addressing recurrent operational and socio-economic challenges. That's what you get from us, along with real experience of working in the public sector. 

  • Insight and analytics
    This specially curated toolkit supports public sector practitioners, policymakers, and politicians with robust evidence-based analytics.
  • Strategy, transformation, and change
    You will work with advisers to meet the immediate delivery challenge while scanning the horizon for delivering services more effectively.
  • Governance and decision making
    You will get valuable insight into the risks and challenges facing all types of councils, and guidance on best practice.

Our sectors

Net Zero

Net zero is key for tackling climate change. We can help map your journey to it and deliver your priorities.

Health and social care

New pressures are accelerating transformation in health and social care

Infrastructure and transport

Delivering a successful transport or infrastructure project will require you to balance an often complex set of strategic issues.

Central government

A more collaborative solution to delivering government priorities around the UK

Why Grant Thornton

Your sustainability is our priority. Our toolkit is underpinned by Financial Foresight – a predictive modelling tool, jointly developed with CIPFA to project a baseline financial forecast for every council in England.

You'll get a team with frontline experience of senior roles in NHS trusts and local authorities, offering detailed insight and guidance on delivering your agenda.

Our specialisms

  • Public sector consulting
  • Public sector assurance
  • Public sector advisory