21 September 2010

The problems with our current system of classifying arm’s length bodies is shown in the Treasury Select Committee report published today on the new Office for Budget Responsibility.

16 September 2010

Coalitions involve wholly new ways of governing. Most other European countries understand that, as do the Scots and Welsh. But the adjustment in Whitehall among both ministers and official is still not complete.

26 August 2010

Some emerging insights about the implications of the Big Society as explored in our recent Big Society Public Services seminar series.

19 August 2010

Lord Bichard shares his personal highlights of his time as Executive Director of the Institute, as he steps down to become a Senior Fellow.

19 August 2010

Why everyone involved in merging or abolishing Arm's length bodies should look to the Ofcom experience - and a recently published list of 10 key lessons produced by the now defunct Hearing Aid Council.

16 August 2010

Why the coalition government might want to make Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar' its summer recess reading.

11 August 2010

How should you go about a fiscal consolidation? There are intriguing lessons for Whitehall from a consolidation exercise carried out by 24 members of the public.

23 July 2010

Sir Ian Kennedy gave a frank account of IPSA's recent challenges to the Institute for Government.

21 July 2010

Regardless of how long the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition lasts, long-term trends suggest that hung parliaments and coalitions are likely to become more common in future. In other words, the 2010 election result was almost certainly no fluke. So some thought is needed about how the political system needs to adapt to make a success of multi-party government. In a series of blogs, of which this is the first post, I will be addressing this subject.

14 July 2010

A: When like the Environment Agency, it's an executive non-departmental public body.