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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Future proof: Britain in the 2020s, an IPPR explainer - Public services

Public services are set for a difficult decade. Demographic change will drive increasing demand at the same time as public expenditure tightens. The NHS and social care will face an acute funding challenge. The education system will grapple with equipping people for the digital age. Childcare is likely to remain patchy and inadequate. The digitalisation of government will transform the relationship between citizen and state.