Blogs

07 December 2016

Sharon White, Chief Executive of Ofcom, gave a speech at the Institute last week about the implications and opportunities presented by Brexit for the UK communications industry – such as the television, radio, broadband and phone sectors. Ines Stelk suggests that other UK sectors and government should follow this example in thinking of ways to improve, amend or even scrap EU laws after Brexit.

07 December 2016

Today the Institute for Government and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) published a short report, looking at the Government’s progress in improving financial management. Overall, significant progress has been made, in stark contrast to many cross-departmental reforms which fail to make any tangible difference. But there is also still a long way to go. HM Treasury and the Chancellor need to build on what has been achieved to date. Here Julian McCrae...

06 December 2016

The Government is committed to a number of major, long-term, infrastructure projects. Nick Timmins discusses a minor tremor in the world of government projects.

06 December 2016

The Supreme Court hearings on Article 50 are the biggest judicial intervention into government action we have seen in modern times. Dr Catherine Haddon argues that far from being in crisis, this is our constitution in practice.   

02 December 2016

For the first time, the IfG gathered all six living Cabinet Secretaries to talk about their time in office.  Dr Catherine Haddon tells us what this one-of-a-kind reunion revealed

30 November 2016

The latest numbers on how civil servants feel about their departments – on everything from leadership to workload to pay – have just been published. Gavin Freeguard pulls out the key stories from this year's Civil Service People Survey, where 280,000 civil servants answered more than 60 questions during October 2016.

30 November 2016

The Government has promised a new digital strategy by Christmas. Daniel Thornton sets five tests by which we can assess the strategy.

25 November 2016

Ines Stelk reviews the highlights from our newest ‘Ministers Reflect’ interviews, including a former Chancellor, Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary. 

24 November 2016

The Chancellor has announced additional funding to support Whitehall’s preparations for Brexit. Robyn Munro looks at what the numbers mean, and if they'll cover the cost of what needs to be done.

24 November 2016

An NHS Trust has signed a ‘game-changing’ artificial intelligence deal with Google’s DeepMind. Robert Adam says that Britain needs more than localised innovation to meet the challenges facing the NHS.

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