25 March 2019

Labour is right to identify outsourcing failures but its new policy risks creating more problems than it addresses, argues Tom Sasse

18 March 2019

Another of the Government’s biggest contractors has gone into administration because it took on risky contracts it couldn’t deliver, writes Tom Sasse.

13 March 2019

Gemma Tetlow picks out the key moments from the Chancellor’s Spring Statement.

14 February 2019

The Seaborne Freight cancellation has captured headlines, but the problems with government contracting go much wider, argues Benoit Guerin.

16 January 2018

The debate over whether private finance is better value than public spending is heating up after Carillion’s collapse – but it is hampered by a lack of evidence on either side, says Graham Atkins.

07 June 2016

The Government has acted on contract transparency, placing a new transparency clause within the updated Model Services Contract – the blueprint used throughout government for major contracts with public sector buyers. This follows the Government’s commitment in March 2015 to trial and adopt the transparency provisions developed by the Institute. Jo Casebourne explains.

10 February 2016

Earlier this month, Environment Secretary Liz Truss told an audience at the Institute for Government about her plans to reform and modernise the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Gavin Freeguard and Oliver Ilott look at two of her key themes – working with arm’s-length bodies and #opendefra – in charts.

20 November 2015

Yesterday, the Whitehall Monitor team launched their 2015 Annual Report: ‘The Coalition in 163 charts’. Gavin Freeguard presented a selection of these charts to tell four stories about what happened in government over the last Parliament, and the challenges faced by Whitehall departments after the imminent Spending Review is published. Emily Andrews summarises.

09 November 2015

The Cabinet Office appears to be failing to meet its commitments to boost transparency around public sector contracts, despite saying six months ago that it had given the green light to trialling and adopting a new standard transparency clause for government contracts. Chris Wajzer explains.

19 August 2015

Gavin Freeguard analyses the latest data on the people appointed (and reappointed) to the boards of public bodies.

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