13 April 2017

Arm’s-length bodies exist to limit the politics in regulation and public services. But Susanna Smith, from the Public Chairs’ Forum (PCF) and Association of Chief Executives (ACE), shows how this can create tension between the people who run these bodies and the people who run the country.

12 April 2017

The civil service is older than it used to be – and Gavin Freeguard says that while the big delivery departments face the problems of old age, others (notably the Treasury) face the perils of youth.

11 April 2017

A bill to reduce homelessness is about to become law. Sophie Wilson examines the unique role played by a Commons select committee in helping it succeed against the odds.

10 April 2017

Peter Mandelson, former Cabinet Minister, EU Trade Commissioner, Remain campaigner, and lifelong Europhile, came to the IfG to share his insights on the upcoming Brexit negotiations. Jill Rutter says he will hope Prime Minister Theresa May was listening.

06 April 2017

Our latest Ministers Reflect interview captures the thoughts of one of the most significant reformers in recent years: Francis Maude. But Daniel Thornton says his legacy is at risk.

04 April 2017

The Government has had its knuckles rapped by the Exiting the EU Committee over its failure to assess the impact of Brexit. Jill Rutter argues that the Government should have made this assessment, even if it never plans to publish it – but there are other assessments that the committee should have asked for.

30 March 2017

The Great Repeal Bill White Paper, released today by the Government, contains very few surprises – but Joe Owen says the devil will be in detail.

30 March 2017

The day, or days, at the start of recess have become good days for government to get out anything it wants to bury. Gavin Freeguard tell us what is in today’s data dump.

29 March 2017

The Prime Minister today triggered Article 50. Now the politics begin, says Bronwen Maddox.

28 March 2017

Oliver Ilott argues that Theresa May will need to carve out a group of three or four Cabinet colleagues to make the rapid decisions necessary to negotiate a deal with the EU inside the two-year window.

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