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.
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.
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.