Public Services Committee A critical juncture for public services: lessons from COVID-19

The House of Lords has published a report on the response of public services during the pandemic and the lessons that need to be taken forward. There is mention of co-production, place-based policy development, and devolved administration and management of essential services. I have only had a quick skim over the report, but can’t find any mention to a devolved and decentralised, community-focussed media.

There is a recognition of a ‘lack of voice’ in the policy development and management processes though, and this might be a useful way in to the debate for media reform. There is also mention of ‘data sharing’, which might be worth looking at the model and developing alternative policy proposals around this.

I’ll look at it in more detail over the weekend and note any main concerns that we might be able to work with.