25 May 2017

As the general election campaign restarts, the debate may return to the U-turn executed on social care on Monday. Jill Rutter argues Theresa May’s attempt to make progress on social care was brave, but underlines the problem with making policy behind closed doors.

25 May 2017

Across the whole civil service, average salaries are just below the UK average – and civil servants are generally dissatisfied with their pay, says Alice Lilly.

23 May 2017

Dr Catherine Haddon says that recent controversies around the use of purdah show that the current guidance is either not clear or not being applied in the right way – we need a review.

22 May 2017

The UK’s current approach to secrecy in the Brexit negotiations is especially counterproductive in the face of increasing EU transparency, says Oliver Ilott.

22 May 2017

The Conservatives and Labour both promise to overhaul the immigration system. But Joe Owen says that neither offer a credible plan for when or how they will do it. Their visions may be very different but both are still a long way off.

19 May 2017

The Institute for Government’s manifesto asks called on the parties to put an end to uncertainty on proposed major infrastructure projects. Nick Davies says they mostly have.

19 May 2017

Dr Emily Andrews says that Labour’s manifesto promises big change with big spending increases, while the Conservatives are doubling-down on their current plans.

19 May 2017

Labour and the Conservatives have both launched their manifestos. Bronwen Maddox examines how the two parties' pledges measure up and what they might mean for running the UK.

19 May 2017

Harriet Harman spoke at the IfG about being a woman in politics. Alex Stojanovic says her experiences show that ministers need better preparation for government.

18 May 2017

The Conservative Party promises to cut net migration. While Brexit gives government greater control of numbers, Joe Owen argues that any change is unlikely to happen much before the next election in 2022.

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