In 2023 Public Finance Live returned to London at the QEII Centre in the heart of Westminster. Against the backdrop of an uncertain and challenging economic outlook, compounded by political instability, the need for sound, accountable and innovative public financial management, has rarely been greater. Bold, long-term ambitions to level-up the country and deliver a Net Zero economy remain, while more immediate pressures to protect and improve the public realm, present huge and urgent challenges. Those tasked with managing public funds are essential to the country’s recovery and long-term prosperity – this event brought them together to discuss solutions.

Through carefully programmed plenaries and workshops, Public Finance Live will offer insight, ideas and guidance on what the government has set out to achieve, how we can measure progress and manage challenges. CIPFA’s annual conference is ideal for those looking at the big public policy picture and for more hands-on updates, discussion and insights into public finance and public service management. With a welcome return to in-person events, CIPFA’s flagship event provides a unique opportunity to reconnect with colleagues to inspire new thinking and strengthen networks.