Value for Money

Most public bodies face downward pressure on budgets alongside a growing demand for services. The need to achieve value for money for stakeholders has never been greater. Good Value for Money is the optimal use of resources to achieve the intended outcomes.

This course explores how value for money can be achieved to deliver the intended outcomes. Key elements of value for money (Economy, Efficiency, Effectiveness, Equity) will be explored alongside a discussion about the challenges in achieving the appropriate balance between these elements.

Value for Money is a face to face course from within our Financial Management & Commercial Skills series. At the Civil Service College, we tailor our courses to each attendee’s role and organisation, ensuring that each participant gets the most out of the training. Our courses and trainers are continuously updated and evaluated to ensure that we are always delivering the best service possible.

Key Training Features

Who Can Attend

Learning Outcomes

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Key Training Features:

  • The 3 key factors (the 3 Es) of value for money (Economy, Efficiency and Effectiveness)
  • The 4th E - Equity
  • The role of the manager in ensuring VFM is achieved
  • How organisations demonstrate providing VFM
  • How to spot inefficiencies in processes and procedures to identify more efficient and effective ways of working

Who Can Attend:

This course is aimed at middle and senior managers who are responsible to ensure that VFM is achieved in their area, function or organisation.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will leave the event with a better understanding of the key elements of VFM and practical steps to improve their ability to manage VFM outcomes on a day-to-day basis.

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10:00 - 16:00


£595 + VAT


Westminster, London

Face to Face

21 July 2022 Book7

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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