Blogs

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.

24 November 2016

In yesterday's Autumn Statement, the Chancellor announced a return to a single annual budget. The move should be welcomed - as multiple fiscal events are a recipe for bad UK policy, says Jill Rutter.

23 November 2016

It’s often difficult to work out the evidence behind government announcements – whether we’re talking about reforming schools or changing the tax system. Jen Gold says this matters more than ever, given mistrust underlined by Brexit and Trump victories.

22 November 2016

Julian McCrae highlights five things to watch out for to understand what’s really happening in tomorrow's Autumn Statement.

21 November 2016

Populist politicians have spent the last few months taking pot shots at central bankers. Jill Rutter argues that the Office for Budget Responsibility may be next in the firing line – and Ministers will need to defend its integrity. 

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