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21 July 2017

Liam Fox suggested that a UK-EU trade agreement should be the “easiest in history" to negotiate. He is right about the starting point – but he should not assume it’s a slam dunk, argues Jill Rutter. 

20 July 2017

The Government is still managing too many large and complex projects, if the new Infrastructure and Projects Authority report is anything to go by, argues Aron Cheung.

19 July 2017

Gavin Freeguard and Aron Cheung argue that while civil service staff numbers are up, there’s still little progress on improving ethnic diversity at the top and getting women at the very top

14 July 2017

The Government’s Euratom position paper, published this week, finally shows a bit of initiative in shaping the UK’s future relationship with the EU, but Marcus Shepheard argues that more concrete detail is needed.

13 July 2017

Aron Cheung tells you all you need to know about the chairs of the new House of Commons select committees in six charts.

13 July 2017

The Government finally published its long-awaited bill to take us out of the EU. Jill Rutter warns there are many battles ahead.

13 July 2017

Seven MPs will take the helm of a Select Committee for the first time. Hannah White offers them five pieces of advice on how to make an impact.

13 July 2017

The NAO report into an HMRC customs programme highlights some of the challenges of implementing Brexit. Joe Owen agrees that to prepare the UK borders for ‘day one’, government must overcome significant delivery challenges.

12 July 2017

The Government does not have a strategy for dealing with the UK’s public finance problems, which are not going away. Julian McCrae says Cabinet must urgently decide if it will revive George Osborne’s “austerity politics”.

11 July 2017

Theresa May issued a plea to the opposition to work together on the nation’s big policy problems. Emma Norris says tactic or not, cross-party consensus is key to dealing with the UK’s major policy issues. 

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