26 October 2016

Sir Simon Fraser, former Permanent Under-Secretary at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, was the latest speaker in our Brexit events series. Joe Owen says Fraser offers unique insight into how Brexit will be managed by civil servants working in both London and Brussels.

24 October 2016

Collective cabinet responsibility will be set aside for the second time in a year, this time over Heathrow. Dr Catherine Haddon says this tactic is highly unusual and something Theresa May could come to regret.

21 October 2016

Although officially leading an incumbent government, Theresa May made it clear that she will govern as new. But 100 days in, Emma Norris says she is still holding her cards close to her chest.

20 October 2016

Immigration, gender, Brexit, Trump, and the inevitability of an Australian republic – these were just a handful of the issues explored in last week’s event with former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Chris Wajzer says politicians of both genders have much to learn from her.

20 October 2016

The Government has finally published the latest list of cabinet committees, where a lot of the real business of government is done. Adam Boon and Rob Adam find that there are fewer committees under May than Cameron, and that Business Secretary Greg Clark sits on more of them than anyone else. Click on the images to enlarge.

19 October 2016

After hinting that the UK was set to have new runways announced in Heathrow, Gatwick and Birmingham, the final decision on where to build new airport capacity is delayed by another year. Emma Norris says this underlines the huge problem politics poses for infrastructure decision making.

18 October 2016

On Friday we submitted a Freedom of Information request for the membership of the Government’s cabinet committees. Oliver Ilott hopes this delay isn’t a sign of things to come.

18 October 2016

The Government finally published the evaluation of David Cameron’s flagship Troubled Families programme. It has generated the expected headlines about waste. Jill Rutter argues that ministers need to take the right lessons from this experience – but there is a risk that they will take the wrong ones.

18 October 2016

The Department for Energy & Climate Change’s (DECC) failure to manage the uncertain costs of low-carbon electricity subsidies could lead to an overspend of nearly £1bn. Oliver Ilott sets out the wider lessons for government.

14 October 2016

The membership of the Brexit cabinet committee has been leaked. Oliver Ilott says the public has a right to know the membership of all cabinet committees.

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