Investment must be bigger to protect and strengthen valued public services

Local councils will need financial support to oversee building projects

What do Olympians and the champions of our public services have in common?

The work that public servants do each and every day is more important than sporting prowess, but it will rarely receive a medal, will rarely headline the evening news or the front pages of the paper and is no recipe for fame and celebrity. But the very least the champions of our public services deserve is – like our Olympians – to receive the resources they need.