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02 May 2018

As the new Home Secretary, Sajid Javid inherits some difficult issues. Daniel Thornton argues that he can still be effective.

01 May 2018

​The Brexit war Cabinet is meeting to agree on the UK’s future customs arrangement. But Joe Owen says the two proposals the Government has floated are unworkable.

01 May 2018

Collecting bins, filling potholes, and providing vital services to vulnerable children and adults may be everyday, background stuff, but it matters. Dr Emily Andrews fills you in on what you need to know before May 3rd.

01 May 2018

Amber Rudd had to stand down, but the case raises questions about the quality of advice to ministers at the Home Office as well as the coherence of immigration policy. Benoit Guerin and Bronwen Maddox say her successor must sort these out.

27 April 2018

The idea of a ‘hypothecated’ tax, raised specifically to pay for the NHS, is gaining increasing support. Gemma Tetlow argues that hypothecation is no substitute for a long-term, cross-party solution to the issue of how to fund health and social care.

27 April 2018

Less than half of Freedom of Information requests are being granted, with responses often late. Aron Cheung argues that the Information Commissioner’s Office must continue to hold the Government’s feet to the fire.

26 April 2018

A joint Institute for Government and British Red Cross event looked at how government responds to crises. Marcus Shepheard says Government needs to ensure local and voluntary resources are better engaged in every part of the country.

25 April 2018

As London navel-gazes, the other EU member states are busy forging a future without the UK. The longer we take to decide what Brexit means, the more likely we are to be left behind, argues Tim Durrant.

25 April 2018

Parliamentary support for staying in a customs union with the European Union is now the biggest threat to the Government’s handling of Brexit. The Government should make its arguments for leaving in much more detail – or use Parliament as a reason to change its view.

24 April 2018

Amber Rudd’s statement to the Commons on Windrush does not draw a line under the issue of the Windrush generation. Marcus Shepheard argues that if there is to be accountability, then the Home Affairs Select Committee must get answers – and not just from her. 

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