Comment

20 June 2017

In advance of the Queen's Speech, Julian McCrae looks at major government legislation and policy commitments.

20 June 2017

Theresa May’s reshuffle did not look strong or stable from either a political or practical viewpoint, writes Gavin Freeguard, completing the Whitehall Monitor team’s live-blog on the formation of the new government.

20 June 2017

The Government finally snared its Chief Trade Negotiation Adviser. That, Jill Rutter argues, is a good first step to building a new specialist trade profession.

20 June 2017

New ministers responsible for making infrastructure decisions need to establish realistic and long-term plans that focus on engaging beyond Whitehall. Tess Kidney Bishop says getting this right can make a long-term difference, even if a minister’s tenure is shorter than expected.

19 June 2017

The exit bill is one element in the Brexit negotiations starting today. But, Jill Rutter argues, money may be the UK’s best negotiating card.

16 June 2017

The latest civil service workforce numbers are slowly creeping back up, says Alice Lilly, despite a major fall at the Department of Health.

14 June 2017

As the new government is formed after the 2017 General Election, Gavin Freeguard, Aron Cheung, Lucy Campbell and Alice Lilly bring you the key charts, comment and analysis from across the Institute for Government.

13 June 2017

Historically, the Queen’s Speech has been considered a vote of confidence, with governments resigning if they lose it. Dr Catherine Haddon argues that while this vote is important, the Fixed-term Parliaments Act (FTPA) changes things.  

13 June 2017

The Conservatives' manifesto proposals for social care – labelled a “dementia tax” – was a turning point in the election campaign. Nicholas Timmins says the question now is whether all proposals for social care reform are a dead letter for this Parliament, given the Government’s lack of a majority.

12 June 2017

This election shows that the electorate are concerned about the pressures in public services. Dr Emily Andrews says a new spending review, driven by evidence of where the problems lie, will help address these long-standing issues.

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