Blogs

21 February 2017

Bronwen Maddox asks if the Trump presidency could actually make Brexit easier.

21 February 2017

The Government’s recent digital strategy says little about Brexit. Joe Owen says that technology should be front and centre of post-Brexit systems and services, but at the moment risks being seen as a distraction.

16 February 2017

Our recent Whitehall Monitor 2017 included a quick look at the grade structure of various departments. Alice Lilly finds the most junior grades have had the deepest reductions – but still account for more civil servants than any other grade.

14 February 2017

Figures from the Select Committee Data Archive Project reveal that women are still outnumbered on Commons select committees, despite a steady increase of female MPs in Westminster. Sophie Wilson looks at the numbers on gender balance of select committees since 1979 and what they mean for parliamentary scrutiny.

13 February 2017

The Government is continuing to bounce from crisis to crisis on health and social care. With the Budget less than a month away, the Chancellor must resist the temptation to simply dump more money into the NHS, argues Emily Andrews.

13 February 2017

The Treasury’s analysis of the Garden Bridge business case was made public by the Public Accounts Committee last week. Graham Atkins argues the whole episode raises concerns about the way the Government makes infrastructure decisions.

10 February 2017

The Government’s new transformation strategy provides a substantial description of how digital technology can improve services and save money, but lacks specific commitments. To succeed, Daniel Thornton says it needs momentum and support from Theresa May and Philip Hammond.

09 February 2017

The Civil Service Fast Stream continues to grow but is not representative of the diversity of the UK’s population. Robert Adam explores the data. 

09 February 2017

Select committees are set to play a major role in parliamentary scrutiny of Brexit. Using data from the Select Committee Data Archive Project, Sophie Wilson finds that the number of select committees has risen since 1979 and looks at the impact of this growth on MPs’ time.

09 February 2017

One by-product of the EU referendum was the end of the Cameron administration – and a big government shake-up. Our latest Ministers Reflect interviews capture the thoughts of those who have left the frontbenches as a result. Nicola Hughes gives us the highlights. 

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