Diversité a la canadienne

, 15 July 2015

Janice Charette is Canada’s Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet, the most senior Canadian public official and already the second woman to hold that role. In conversation with Melanie Dawes, Permanent Secretary at the Department for Communities and Local Government and Diversity Champion, Charette talked about the role of women...

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In need of repair – CMA’s damning assessment of the energy market

, 9 July 2015

Energy prices have been a subject of controversy for quite some time, entangled in wider concerns about living costs, and featuring prominently in the political debate in the run up to the May general election. The combination of rising gas and electricity prices, deterioration in the standards of service, and news of soaring profits...

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Being an effective select committee member

, 9 July 2015

Based on the interviews and workshops conducted as part of its recently published research on the impact of select committees on government, the Institute for Government has published a short pamphlet which aims to do just that. The pamphlet draws together the views and ideas of people with experience of interacting with committees –...

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Budget 2015: delivering the spirit of the Conservative manifesto

, 8 July 2015

The Budget was the time to tell whether the Chancellor was serious about delivering the Conservative manifesto to the letter. The answer is no, but before anyone gets too excited he is certainly delivering the spirit of it.

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The growing role of Government non-executive directors

, 7 July 2015

Government non-executive directors have a growing role, says Sir Ian Cheshire – and they will be important over the next 18 months as the Government tries to advance its agenda while introducing significant spending reductions.

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How serious is the Government about its fiscal challenge?

, 6 July 2015

Yet another Budget is almost upon us. It will tell us a lot about how the Chancellor and his colleagues intend to tackle the challenge they set themselves in the Conservative manifesto.

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