04 October 2018

The £240m to alleviate winter pressures announced by Matt Hancock won’t confront the real problems in social care, says Graham Atkins.

26 July 2018

Tuesday’s pay announcements will be welcomed by the millions of public sector workers who have seen their incomes squeezed over the last eight years. But deeper problems remain, says Dr Emily Andrews.

04 May 2018

Newly-elected councillors inherit a challenging mix of rising demands and smaller budgets. Graham Atkins sets out five questions they need to ask their officials.

09 April 2018

The Home Secretary is right to insist that reversing cuts to police numbers is not the solution to tackling the rise in violent crime. But the new Serious Crime Strategy is unlikely to solve the problem either, argues Dr Emily Andrews.

07 March 2018

The Chancellor will set out the UK's economic outlook in a pared-down Spring Statement next week. Bronwen Maddox offers her advice on what he could say. 

07 February 2018

Northamptonshire’s financial difficulties are a warning about the sustainability of local government finances. But it’s also a sign of much deeper issues in Whitehall, argues Dr Emily Andrews.

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.

13 November 2017

The Chancellor may break the pay cap for more public sector workers in the upcoming Budget. But he shouldn’t channel money into wages at the expense of solving the real public service pressures, argues Dr Emily Andrews.

31 October 2017

The latest social care data shows that the Government must start planning now for what will happen when the money runs out, argues Lucy Campbell.

26 October 2017

Our latest Performance Tracker report finds government trapped in a costly ‘crisis, cash, repeat’ cycle of spending decisions. Dr Alice Lilly says there are three ways it can break out of this cycle —and there are signs of steps in the right direction.

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