27 March 2018

The Hyponatraemia Inquiry is the longest-running public inquiry in recent history: its report was delivered in January, without fanfare. Yet its very existence has gone unnoticed. Marcus Shepheard argues that there are important lessons to be learned for other public inquiries – and for government.

14 March 2018

Marcus Shepheard argues that allaying mounting public concern over the suspicious attacks on Russians in the UK won’t be an easy task, but a public inquiry would be a good start.

13 March 2018

The Treasury did a sterling job reducing expectations. The speech was a bit longer than billed but kept its focus. The big question is whether the Chancellor was right to stick with no Spending Review until 2019, argues Jill Rutter.

19 February 2018

Lucy Campbell argues that government must consider all of its options to address the funding challenges of health and social care.

31 January 2018

If it wants to gain legitimacy with the public, the Government must show how it uses evidence in policy making, says Dr Catherine Haddon.

26 January 2018

We can’t completely abandon outsourcing in reaction to the Carllion collapse, but the way we manage public services has to change, says Dr Emily Andrews.

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.

12 January 2018

The publication of the Government’s Areas of Research Interest is a positive step, but Whitehall still lacks a strategic approach to research and evidence, argues Tom Sasse.

09 January 2018

The Government should not let EU talks dominate 2018, argues Bronwen Maddox.

05 January 2018

The track record of public inquiries in delivering change is patchy. Parliament must have a bigger role in scrutinising the implementation of their recommendations by government, argues Marcus Shepheard.