11 April 2018

David Davis has allegedly won a Whitehall battle over the level of ambition in the next phase of Brexit talks. But, Jill Rutter says, the UK needs workable propositions more than hundreds of more negotiators.

22 March 2018

The demands of Brexit have turned several government departments – like Defra and DExEU – into recruitment hotspots. And there will be more to come, says Aron Cheung, as departments like the Home Office and HMRC prepare to operate in a new landscape.

14 March 2018

The Spring Statement shows what Whitehall departments want to spend on Brexit in the coming year. Lewis Lloyd argues that the numbers show a move in policy from development to implementation.

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.

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.

22 November 2017

In the Budget, the Chancellor gave money to Brexit, the NHS and housing. Bronwen Maddox looks at how the announcements stack up, saying he cannot afford to be this generous for long.

10 November 2017

Brexit spending is being micro-managed by the Treasury. The Chancellor must relax the purse strings and use the Budget to properly fund Brexit preparations, argues Joe Owen.

07 November 2017

The changing membership of Cabinet committees indicates that the Government is gearing up for the second phase of the Brexit negotiations, argues Jill Rutter.

19 September 2017

The latest changes in Brexit personnel solve one problem but create a host more, argues Jill Rutter. 

24 August 2017

The Department for Exiting the EU has issued a slew of Brexit papers over the last two weeks. Jill Rutter tries to work out what they tell us about the Government’s approach.

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