Public Sector

Something to hold on to in uncertain times

The corona crisis has got us all in its grip. In these uncertain times, more is expected of the government and of public services than ever before. Especially when it comes to implementing new measures. We can imagine governments are looking for support to act quickly and effectively. In many areas PwC has the knowledge and experience to thing along and help. Together we can tackle this crisis. Below you will find the names and telephone numbers of our most important contact persons.

Leadership during crisis

In this video Peter van Uhm, former Commander of the Armed Forces and consultant at PwC shares his advice on leadership during crisis situations.

Peter van Uhm explains his view about leadership in a clear, inspiring and practical way based on his own experiences with crisis management. Key findings are: use the insights and solutions of employees, decide on facts, ask for help, make decisions and evaluate them.

What are the measures against the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19)? The full webcast 'Coronavirus impacts and updates' can be found here.

If you have any questions, please contact Richard Goldstein, Public Sector Industry Leader.


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Our ambition

Your citizens. Our passion.

A well-functioning public sector is crucial for a stable society and a flourishing economy. PwC contributes to building trust in society by helping you as a public organisation to maximise public value and to report transparently. 

Our socially involved professionals choose consciously to work in the public domain because they want to be social relevant by solving important problems. Passionate by purpose and improving citizens lives, we make your challenges ours. That is our ambition! We consider it as our job to provide quality services in the fields of Assurance, Risk Assurance (advising public organisations), Tax, Advisory and Legal Services. Where clear understanding of both interests and dilemmas of public organisations and their stakeholders are key.

In the past years we have worked with great passion and care on very meaningful public sector projects. It is absolutely our ambition to help you with innovative and of course workable solutions - according to our BXT method – regarding themes such as the future of work, digitalisation, energy transition, healthcare, mobility and safety.

The future of work

Preparing for tomorrow's skills

The way we’re  working is changing dramatically. New technologies have a great impact and is changing our working environment rapidly. This requires more and more flexibility from employees in order to remain attractive on the labour market. In addition, younger generations are demanding more diversity in the workplace and a different work-life balance.

More about the future of work

Energy transition

A sustainable energy supply for all sectors

The energy transition demands changes across all sectors within society. It offers excellent opportunities for growth and new business models but generates a number of challenges at the same time. To succeed co-creation between citizens, authorities, businesses and groups of interest is required.

More about energy transition


Better care at lower social costs

New innovations, new technology, new treatments. A lot of new ideas, and thus a lot of opportunities. While at the same time, we face a range of challenges such as limited budgets, a tight labor market, an ageing population, political developments, an increase in chronic diseases, changing and more complex care demands, more active participation and personal control of patients, plus an increase in healthcare costs. How will good, accessible and affordable care remain possible? And how can  you contribute to a  sustainable healthcare future?

More about healthcare


A fundamentally different mobility

Our mobility is reaching its limits on all fronts. Fortunately, however, there is also good news: an enormous number of initiatives to curb the spatial and environmental impact of transport. Big and small ideas that will bring about a fundamental change in the movement of people and goods. It requires old and new players to have a vision of their current or preferred future roles. And it demands more flexibility from the government. After all, the urgency is too big to keep up dealing with the rapid and much-needed developments at the traditional pace.

More about mobility


In service of safer societies

Threats to society are as complex as society itself. Just as agile, unpredictable and layered. Because internal and external security are deeply interconnected, global developments and happenings have local impact and vice versa. All of this takes place in the physical and the digital domain. As a result, the security issue is too big, too multiform, too interrelated and too boundary- and domain-crossing for organisations to 'do it just by themselves'.

More about security

Are you looking for


Risk Assurance

  • Support and stimulate digital transformations
  • Designing adequate data analysis processes
  • Advice on organisation (re)design and development (primary process and operational management)
  • Advice on financial issues and design finance and control function
  • Future-proof systems (Finance, Business, HR) and optimisation of CIO function
  • Risk management and optimization controls
  • IT cost baselining
  • Strengthening (semi-)public and private cooperation


  • Appropriate structures for VAT, corporation tax and wage withholding tax
  • Efficient framework and horizontal supervision
  • New earnings models
  • Legal structure and governance 
  • HR policy for wage withholding tax and pensions
  • Strategic workforce planning


  • Effective analyses and strategies
  • New insights from open and big data
  • Implementation of complex transformations
  • Fraud prevention and integrity
  • Agility of the organisation
  • Merger and economies of scale

Legal Services

  • Setting up alliances including legal mergers and acquisitions, and drafting cooperation agreements
  • Advising on and implementing restructuring processes
  • Advising on and assistng in the corporatisation or privatisation of government services
  • Organising and implementing large-scale benefit projects
  • Drafting and assessing legislation and regulation
  • Supervising calls for tenders
  • Identification and hedging of state aid risks


Contact us

Richard Goldstein

Richard Goldstein

PS Industry Leader and Partner, PwC Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)88 792 50 48

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