Delivering local authority cultural services in the era of austerity

Dom, B.K. ORCID: 0000-0002-0889-2571, Collins, A. ORCID: 0000-0001-9805-9091, Jones, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-0802-6470 and Murphy, P. ORCID: 0000-0001-8459-4448, 2024. Delivering local authority cultural services in the era of austerity. In: International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM), Tampere, Finland, 15-18 April 2024.

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Local Authorities (LAs) have been exposed to increasing financial and service demand pressures from the occurrence of disruptive events, particularly austerity. These pressures make it challenging for LAs to continue delivering services to their residents (users). In England, cultural services are important services to residents, although English LAs have struggled to consistently provide cultural and related services to their residents. This paper adopted a mixed method comprising secondary data (through data visualisation) and evidence from primary research to explore the impacts of austerity and how English LAs withstood these pressures and continued to provide cultural and related services. The findings will contribute to knowledge in the public service management literature and also provide some recommendations for policy formulation, in order to enhance the financial resilience of English LAs to enable them to withstand pressures from current and future disruptive events.

Item Type: Conference contribution
Creators: Dom, B.K., Collins, A., Jones, M. and Murphy, P.
Date: April 2024
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 29 Apr 2024 08:49
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2024 08:49

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