The role of public inquiries

, 26 July 2016

Public inquiries rarely satisfy everyone. This is less because of the length of inquiries or their cost. Rather, it is about differences of expectation about what they are intended to do. That was one of the main conclusions of a recent seminar held at the Institute for Government in the aftermath of the Chilcot...

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Sir Amyas Morse: Prioritisation, prioritisation, prioritisation

, 25 July 2016

The importance of prioritisation Morse believes there are too many government projects – that even the recently-reduced government portfolio of 143 major projects was ‘enormous’. Transformation projects with a large digital element posed particular challenges: ‘doing things well is much more complicated than it used to be’, involving technological as well as organisational change,...

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Brexit: how will the negotiations work?

, 22 July 2016

Everyone is speculating about what the UK’s future relationship with the EU might look like and how the negotiations will work. We pulled together an expert panel to explore audience questions about the possible outcomes in a ‘Question Time’ format: Michel Petite, former Director General of Legal Services at the EU Commission; Sir Andrew...

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Brexit and the Union: can a shared UK approach be found?

, 22 July 2016

Working out the terms of the UK’s exit from the EU and its post-Brexit status will involve the British Government in parallel negotiations overseas and at home. A deal will need to be struck with the rest of the EU. And that deal will have to be agreed and ratified domestically, at Westminster but...

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Parliament’s role in the Brexit negotiations

, 21 July 2016

This week saw the start of the first legal challenges to aspects of the Brexit process, the first in what will no doubt be a great deal of legal and parliamentary activity around Brexit. Parliamentarians in particular are keen to engage with the Brexit process and to hold government to account for the decisions...

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The new government, in nine charts

, 20 July 2016

We’ve been live-blogging the formation of Theresa May’s new government in charts (and with nuggets of insight from our Ministers Reflect project and from across the Institute). The Government published a full list of government ministers on Monday night, which included a few moves that hadn’t previously been announced. We’ve now updated our charts...

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