25 May 2017

As the general election campaign restarts, the debate may return to the U-turn executed on social care on Monday. Jill Rutter argues Theresa May’s attempt to make progress on social care was brave, but underlines the problem with making policy behind closed doors.

19 May 2017

The Institute for Government’s manifesto asks called on the parties to put an end to uncertainty on proposed major infrastructure projects. Nick Davies says they mostly have.

17 May 2017

Delivery units are a Blair-era innovation that have now become a global phenomenon. But Dr Jen Gold will tell the World Bank's Governance Forum this week that if delivery units are to live up to the hype, governments need to learn from those that have failed.

04 May 2017

Now Parliament has dissolved ahead of the General Election, Emma Norris looks at what has happened to major bills and policies during wash-up.

04 May 2017

Graham Atkins argues that the next government must limit policy uncertainty if it wants to secure best value for consumers.

25 April 2017

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi is calling for change in the way policy is made: it should be more transparent, consistent and evidence-based. Sophie Wilson hopes government pays attention.  

21 April 2017

Theresa May has called an election to give her space to negotiate her vision for Brexit. But, as Jill Rutter argues, avoiding commitments that prevent her government from solving public finance problems will be just as important.

19 April 2017

The snap general election leaves major pieces of legislation and policies in jeopardy. Emma Norris looks at what is likely to happen to them.

22 March 2017

The National Audit Office (NAO) today published its initial evaluation of the Department for Transport and Highways England’s investment in England’s strategic road network. Tess Kidney-Bishop says the promising strategy is underachieving due to process failures and insufficient commercial capability, and highlights three key lessons for other infrastructure programmes.

16 March 2017

Our All Change report lays bare the staggering amount of policy churn in three sectors: further education, regional government and industrial policy. At our report launch, panellists and the audience discussed the causes of churn in Whitehall, the implications for policymaking, and what can be done about it.