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CIPFA 2002 CONFERENCE REPORT - HURFORD TAKES FINAL BOW WITH CALL FOR UNITY

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The next three years will be critical for the public sector, according to outgoing CIPFA president Chris Hurford. ...
The next three years will be critical for the public sector, according to outgoing CIPFA president Chris Hurford.

In his closing address to the association's annual conference, Mr Hurford told delegates: 'Those of us who work locally should not be complacent simply because we are ahead in the game. There is still much to do locally and nationally.'

The delivery programme was unambiguous, he said: 'It is a big promise and accountability will have some sharp edges. The government knows that. It is so important that we succeed.'

Mr Hurford said the conference had allowed delegates to look at the bigger picture, and had emphasised the 'need to look over the horizon and not get blinkered by the forest that always seems to be in the way'.

The conference had heard encouraging messages about stronger long-term planning and a more strategic approach to change and good practice, he added. But joining up was still a big issue, particularly for central government.
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