The State of the State 2022-23. From the pandemic to a cost of living crisis
The 11th edition of Deloitte and Reform’s report on the UK public sector. Since 2012, we’ve aimed to create an annual snapshot of what’s happening across government and public services to serve as an evidence base for informed discussion.
This year’s State of the State finds the public sector undeniably challenged. After two years of the COVID pandemic, the virus has become an endemic part of daily life but has pushed the health system to unsustainable levels of pressure. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has ramped up geopolitical instability and exacerbated the energy and cost of living crises. At the same time, many in the public sector workforce feel run down after more than two relentless years of the pandemic.
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