Comment

22 June 2017

The events of recent weeks have put discussions about police resources firmly back on the agenda. But debate needs to move beyond numbers and think about how to target resources most effectively, says Alice Lilly.

21 June 2017

The Queen’s Speech doesn’t contain the type of high-profile announcements we’ve come to expect following an election. Julian McCrae says this is a good thing.

21 June 2017

Minority government can work surprisingly effectively, argues Akash Paun, but the Government will need to change its approach if it is to pass the necessary Brexit legislation through Parliament before the clock runs out.

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.

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