The government is right to look at how to increase procurement spending with small companies and local firms but wrong to blame EU rules, argues Tom Sasse.
Marcus Shepheard says the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee must hold the government accountable for implementing the recommendations made by the Grenfell Inquiry.
The lack of scrutiny and debate around the Budget process is as worrying as it can be damaging – which is why the Institute for Fiscal Studies' Green Budget is an essential guide to what the government will be thinking, writes Dr Gemma Tetlow.
With Brexit leaving plans for a serious three-year spending review in tatters, Martin Wheatley is encouraged to see the Treasury still showing some focus on how best to spend public money.
The newly-announced independent review of the High Speed 2 rail line is asking the right questions, but Graham Atkins says its short timescale means the review is unlikely to shift the debate
Sajid Javid’s talk of a simpler, more efficient tax regime is welcome, but it will be harder to achieve in practice than the chancellor's comments suggest, says Gemma Tetlow
Ongoing budgetary uncertainty means Sajid Javid must quickly decide whether to attempt a full spending review this year, says Martin Wheatley.
Labour’s insourcing policy deserves thoughtful engagement – but it also underlines how future governments need to base decisions on better evidence, argues Tom Sasse.
Reducing crime requires a more nuanced solution than Boris Johnson’s pledge to put more police on the streets, argues Benoit Guerin.
The tax system is in need of reform and barriers in the way of change can be overcome, says Dr Gemma Tetlow.