15th December 2014
The UK needs to make major infrastructure investments over the next few years, but government needs to change how it makes decisions about infrastructure policy if these are to be done efficiently.
10th December 2014
"Both contractors and government departments must take responsibility when contracts between the private and public sector go wrong. While the government is trying to improve its management of private and voluntary sector suppliers, the PAC report shows there is still far to go."
3rd December 2014
"Savings like this can only be achieved if there is real and fundamental change in the way the government operates..."
2nd December 2014
The role of the special adviser (spad) is essential to the effectiveness of Whitehall – but so little is known about the realities of the job, beyond the sensationalised aspects in the media. But in the latest instalment of the Institute for Government’s ‘InsideOUT series’, former spad Giles Wilkes argues it is time this important role was taken seriously.
27th November 2014
Speech to the Institute for Government Thank you Peter for inviting me to take part in your debate about effective government.
27th November 2014
The Institute for Government welcomes today’s announcement on the next phase of devolution to Scotland, reached by cross-party agreement.
17th November 2014
Whitehall must up its game to cope with continued austerity post-2015, says new Institute for Government data report
10th November 2014
Today’s PASC report on the accountability of arm’s-length government rightly highlights the “confused” and “opaque” system of arm’s-length government in the UK which results in inefficiency and und
24th October 2014
New study tests the theory that levels of home ownership have a negative effect on housing planning decisions in England
22nd October 2014
The PAC’s new report rightly draws attention to the need for a strong, effective and coherent centre in which the constituent parts work well together.