Public Service Leadership Academy

The government will establish a Public Service Leadership Academy and set up a taskforce to advise on its role, remit and responsibilities.



The creation of a Public Service Leadership Academy was announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer at Autumn Budget 2017. The academy will:

  • complement existing provision and act as a centre of excellence
  • create a framework for better collaboration between public and private sector leaders
  • drive standards of leadership training
  • research effective leadership interventions to improve public sector productivity

Great leadership is crucial for all large organisations and the public sector is no exception. Ensuring that our outstanding public sector leaders have the support that they need to be effective in a complex and challenging environment will ultimately improve public sector productivity and support the government’s commitment to boosting productivity across the economy.

A taskforce of outstanding public and private sector leaders will be established to provide recommendations on the role, remit and responsibilities of the academy, with an emphasis on supporting and strengthening existing initiatives that are being taken forward across the public sector.

The taskforce will be supported by a joint secretariat from the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury and will provide an interim report by Spring Statement 2018.

Published 22 November 2017