09 October 2018

Theresa May's announcement of extra funding for the Government’s rough sleeping strategy is welcome, but Tom Sasse argues the Prime Minister should make it a priority for the whole of government

04 October 2018

The £240m to alleviate winter pressures announced by Matt Hancock won’t confront the real problems in social care, says Graham Atkins.

28 September 2018

Even with 76 ‘no deal notices’, Tim Durrant warns there are still many outstanding issues the Government needs to address before the UK can be ready for a no deal Brexit.

26 September 2018

New research shows that many government departments and the public bodies they oversee are not working efficiently together. Susanna Smith says the Cabinet Office's blueprint for joint working cannot have impact if leaders of public bodies don’t know about it.

24 September 2018

But his proposals leave big gaps – and could create many problems.

24 September 2018

A new report from the IfG says there are five major gaps in government data. Gavin Freeguard says the most important missing information is departments listing the data they are responsible for.

18 September 2018

Many forecasts of the consequences of a no deal Brexit have concentrated on the longer-term ‘big picture’. Gemma Tetlow applauds the IMF for pointing out how disruptive it could be in the short term unless softened by a number of side deals.

13 September 2018

Wales’s First Minister Carwyn Jones says Brexit could strain the Union of the UK to breaking point if Westminster does not change its approach to devolution. Akash Paun agrees and calls for bolder thinking about the constitution.

12 September 2018

The Renewable Heat Incentive inquiry resumed last week after a two-month summer break and is back to grilling senior politicians. James Taylor says the investigators’ recommendations must look beyond the culpability of individuals and propose specific measures to ensure such scandals can’t be repeated.

11 September 2018

Boundary Commissions proposals would reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600. Some fear this would decrease challenge to government from its own backbenches by increasing the proportion of MPs subject to government patronage. But, says Hannah White, the debate is stymied: it is hard even to find out the true size of the 'payroll' vote.

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