12 July 2018

Matt Hancock, the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, must use the NHS's recent 'birthday present' to pave the way for long-term change, says Lucy Campbell.

03 July 2018

Dr Patrick Vallance, the new Government Chief Scientific Adviser, has set out his ambitions to strengthen how science informs policy making. He deserves Whitehall’s support, says Tom Sasse.

27 June 2018

A joint report from two select committees has called for a cross-party parliamentary inquiry to reform social care funding. Lucy Campbell says this approach is the best chance to break the current political deadlock.

25 June 2018

The EU Withdrawal Bill finally finished its parliamentary journey last week. Dr Alice Lilly looks at what else has been happening in Parliament in the past year, and finds the Government’s status as a minority—and Brexit—has significantly curtailed its legislative programme.

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.

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