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

20 October 2016

Immigration, gender, Brexit, Trump, and the inevitability of an Australian republic – these were just a handful of the issues explored in last week’s event with former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Chris Wajzer says politicians of both genders have much to learn from her.

09 May 2016

After a long and at times fractious campaign, Sadiq Khan has been elected Mayor of London. Now the hard work begins. Nicola Hughes explores what’s in store for the new Mayor.

03 February 2016

Liz Truss, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, told an audience at the Institute for Government about her plans to reform her department. Gavin Freeguard reports.

14 August 2015

Before the election, the IfG published advice on how a new administration (of whatever colour) could ensure it was effective. After 100 days unencumbered by coalition, Tom Gash looks for signs that the Cameron government has set off on the right foot, and wonders what risks lie ahead.

15 July 2015

The latest of our women leaders’ series, sponsored by Ernst and Young saw the most senior civil servant in Canada, Janice Charette, in conversation with Communities and Local Government Permanent Secretary, Melanie Dawes. The event brought out issues similar to our June event on...

06 July 2015

Last week The Institute for Government and the Health Foundation brought Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Health, together with three of his predecessors to discuss the “toughest job in government”. IfG Senior Fellow Nicholas Timmins asked the questions, drawing on his new book Glaziers & Window Breakers: the role of the Secretary of State for Health published by the Health Foundation.

02 July 2015

Being a politician is hard work, but becoming a minister and getting to grips with Whitehall is a whole other challenge. Yet there is remarkably little support and advice in place to help them manage this transition.

Nehal Davison shares some insights from a new Institute for Government report that outlines what works when it comes to running a programme to support ministers in their new roles.

04 March 2015

This week’s Women Leaders event explored the value of mentoring in addressing gender inequality – and concluded that all kinds of people could benefit. Nehal Panchamia listened in.

06 February 2015

British audiences love Aussie soaps. And a classic one is playing out down under right now as Prime Minister Tony Abbott attempts to fend off a leadership challenge triggered by the impact of some disastrous ‘captain’s calls’ which underline the importance of getting prime ministerial style right.

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