How permanent are our permanent secretaries? Since the 2010 election 18 out of 20 departments have experienced at least one change of permanent secretary, with some moving departments and others leaving the Civil Service all together. At a time when departments are going through the most far-reaching reforms in a generation, the breadth and frequency of the changes provokes questions about how stable leadership is at the top of government.
Will the government’s new Rwanda asylum policy plan work?
Once the dust settles on the Supreme Court’s ruling, Sunak should focus on what asylum policy might actually work instead.
If ministers are serious about higher education, they should take on board the recommendations of the recent Lords inquiry into the OfS.
Jeremy Hunt’s tax cuts have been funded by further tightening public service budgets.