MCA Statement on launch of Government Consulting Playbook

Commenting on the launch of the Government Consulting Playbook, Tamzen Isacsson, Chief Executive of the Management Consultancies Association, said: “As MCA members, all our firms are committed to upholding Consulting Excellence Principles and promoting the highest standards of client service and value and working to deliver the outcomes clients need. The public sector is one of our key clients and therefore we have welcomed the opportunity to input into the Government’s new playbook for consultancy and the Cabinet Office efforts to ensure excellent results for society can be delivered. It is encouraging that government has recognised that there are circumstances when it is highly valuable for them to use consultants for their expertise and that it has understood there are improvements to be made in the way government engages with consultants including the importance of specifying outcomes and deliverables at the start and planning adequately from the government’s side to ensure the successful transfer of  skills and knowledge. This playbook is a first step on this journey and we look forward to further collaboration and additional work to ensure the true value of consulting can be achieved for every project across the public sector.”