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...
This week we launched our report, Making a success of digital government, at an event with experts from inside and outside government. Emily Andrews says the event highlights that the success of digital reform in this Parliament will rely on a new kind of leadership – involving the whole of government.
Bernard Jenkin MP, Chair of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, spoke at the Institute for Government last week. Julian McCrae says it reveals a lot about the Committee’s ongoing inquiry into the Civil Service.
It’s now just over two weeks since Theresa May settled into Downing Street and slightly less than that since she restructured government. Jill Rutter explores what progress to date we can discern from the window on Whitehall that is Gov.uk.
The Government surprised many with its 11th-hour announcement to review the decision on Hinkley Point C. Emma Norris looks at the infrastructure implications and what this could signal about decision making in Theresa May's administration.
A new focus on industrial strategy plus the ongoing pressures of Brexit negotiations mean Government must work better with British industry. Robyn Munro sets out the lessons for how to create and maintain an effective dialogue with business.
There were two drivers behind Theresa May’s reorganisation of government last week: coping with Brexit and her new reform agenda. In a statement yesterday she further explained the rationale for her machinery of government changes. Jill Rutter dissects what these mean in Whitehall.
While the media focus is on the people walking up and down Downing Street to hear about their new roles, the other people affected by a reshuffle are the ranks of Number 10 and departmental Special Advisers. Jill Rutter looks at the emerging appointments.