05 January 2018

The Prime Minister wants a transition agreement by March in the hope of averting the Brexit cliff-edge and offering some certainty. But the cliff-edge can only be delayed and uncertainty will continue, argues Joe Owen.

05 January 2018

The track record of public inquiries in delivering change is patchy. Parliament must have a bigger role in scrutinising the implementation of their recommendations by government, argues Marcus Shepheard.

03 January 2018

Some MPs, academics and student representatives have criticised Toby Young’s appointment to the board of the Office for Students. But what matters is how the board collectively performs and that it shows its independence from government, argues Daniel Thornton. 

02 January 2018

The Government’s latest Single Departmental Plans are a huge improvement on their predecessors. But there is still some work to do to make them truly useful, argues Gavin Freeguard.

30 December 2017

The resignation of Lord Adonis as Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission shows it’s time to put it on a statutory footing, argues Nick Davies.

22 December 2017

Negotiating and implementing the UK’s withdrawal from the EU is the Government’s most important job over the coming years. But Brexit rarely features in its Single Departmental Plans, says Lewis Lloyd.

21 December 2017

This is the year Parliament started to get to grips with Brexit. And it will dominate 2018 to an even greater extent, argues Maddy Thimont Jack.

21 December 2017

The UK and EU both made compromises during the past year of negotiations. But they face even more difficult decisions in 2018, says Tim Durrant.

21 December 2017

The UK needs to be ready for every possible Brexit outcome, but the challenges are big and time is short. 2018 will be the year where the purse strings are loosened and hopes are pinned on transition, argues Joe Owen.

20 December 2017

Staff turnover in the civil service is a constant problem. But we should be particularly concerned about the rate of churn in the department managing Brexit, argues Jill Rutter.