The foreign policy establishment has raised eyebrows at new Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill’s decision to stay on as National Security Adviser. That is taking aim at the wrong target, argues Jill Rutter
By deciding to change the accounting treatment of student loans in public spending totals, the Office for National Statistics has given Philip Hammond a fiscal headache. Martin Wheatley says it is time for government to stop using misleading accounting to flatter the numbers.
A disturbing pattern of poorly-briefed Home Office ministers is emerging. Benoit Guerin says that to reverse this trend, the forthcoming review of the department’s processes needs to focus on improving advice.