Graham Atkins argues that the parties’ proposals for large school spending increases need to address teacher retention.
Bronwen Maddox weighs up the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat manifestos.
The main parties’ pledges to increase police numbers may not be enough to effectively deal with crime, and could create issues further down the line, argues Benoit Guerin.
Graham Atkins argues that the fiscal splurges of the election campaign trail fail to address the clear pressures in public services.
The government has a chequered record on outsourcing, but Tom Sasse argues that bringing services back into government hands by default risks throwing away the successes.
From bin collection and filling potholes to social care, local councils provide vital services. Graham Atkins explains what you need to know before local elections on 2 May.
Canada makes all its government financial and performance data available through one easy-to-use web portal. Martin Wheatley says the UK Government could do the same.
Labour is right to identify outsourcing failures but its new policy risks creating more problems than it addresses, argues Tom Sasse
The Government must take its lead from the NHS and make clear the trade-offs that it will have to make with public services, writes Chris McNulty.
Philip Hammond is poised to use his Spring Statement to once again dangle the prospect of a Brexit “deal dividend” in front of MPs. At best the Chancellor would be offering no more than a temporary fillip, argues Dr Gemma Tetlow.