Building Better Business Cases

Continuous downward pressure on resources in the public sector within the context of increasing demand for public services continues to challenge public sector organisations as they make important choices about where to invest their limited funds.  In this environment, the importance of robust and relevant business cases to aide decision-taking has never been more important.  This course will provide an introduction to the development of business cases and the key things to look out for when reviewing and challenging business cases.


In this course, participants will explore the key elements of the five-case model, based upon the HM Treasure Green book Guidance on Public Sector Business Cases.


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Key Training Features

Who Can Attend

Learning Outcomes

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Key Training Features:

  • The importance of the business case
  • The different types of business cases
  • Developing a business case from the strategic level to the detailed business case for major projects
  • Effective scrutiny and challenge over business cases

Who Can Attend:

The course is aimed at managers/officers with limited previous experience of business case development, who are expected to be involved in the development, scrutiny and/or review of business cases in the future.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will leave the course with a better understanding of the key elements of the 5-case model and the lifecycle
of business cases, and how they can use this knowledge to improve the quality and robustness of business cases in their areas.

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10:00 - 16:00


£625 + VAT


Westminster, London

Face to Face

21 July 2022 Book8

11 October 2022 Book8

In-House Option

This course is available In-House and can be tailored to meet your individual training requirements.


Lead Trainer

Bill Malloy

Bill Malloy

Bill has first-hand experience of working in a variety of public sector organisations including; central and local government, ALBs, police and NHS Foundation Trusts.

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Bill Malloy

Bill Malloy

Bill has significant first-hand experience in the public sector across central government, Arms Length Bodies, Police, local government and NHS Foundation Trusts. He has advised on reporting for the Intelligence and Security Committee and has appeared at the Public Accounts Committee.

He brings the practical knowledge and application of governance and accountability across different tiers of government and public sector bodies.

A qualified public sector accountant (CPFA) with additional qualifications from CIMA and an MBA.


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