20 June 2018

Graham Atkins sets out three tests to ensure that any new government review of private finance builds a better picture of whether it is good value.

15 June 2018

Theresa May will reportedly announce a funding boost for the NHS next week. Nick Davies argues that the Government must answer three questions if it is to put the health system on a sustainable financial footing.

15 June 2018

Even by the standards of previous National Audit Office (NAO) reports on major projects that have gone awry, today’s report on Universal Credit makes grim reading, says Nicholas Timmins.

07 June 2018

The UK’s ‘backstop’ for the Irish border, its version of the insurance policy if every other option fails, contains a vague time limit. While it may initially seem like a victory for the Brexiteers, it leaves three big issues outstanding, argues Tim Durrant.

30 May 2018

British interests after March 2019 mean we should welcome the chance to take part in negotiations on future EU spending, says Tim Durrant. There may be political risks, but great opportunities too. 

29 May 2018

The Government is using newly-introduced ‘technical directions’ to help deliver Brexit. Benoit Guerin says these directions should not become the norm when it comes to making spending decisions.

21 May 2018

It has taken almost a year for the Grenfell Inquiry to begin. Marcus Shepheard argues that if we want it to be a success, we have to give it time.

02 May 2018

As the new Home Secretary, Sajid Javid inherits some difficult issues. Daniel Thornton argues that he can still be effective.

01 May 2018

Amber Rudd had to stand down, but the case raises questions about the quality of advice to ministers at the Home Office as well as the coherence of immigration policy. Benoit Guerin and Bronwen Maddox say her successor must sort these out.

27 April 2018

The idea of a ‘hypothecated’ tax, raised specifically to pay for the NHS, is gaining increasing support. Gemma Tetlow argues that hypothecation is no substitute for a long-term, cross-party solution to the issue of how to fund health and social care.

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