09 November 2017

While it’s right that Priti Patel has taken responsibility for her actions, Nicola Hughes argues that many ministers continue to be undone by the most basic mistakes.

27 October 2017

A new series of candid interviews with former ministers reveals what today’s cohort could learn about making a success of ministerial office. The most important lessons for getting things done come from Lord Heseltine, argues Tess Kidney Bishop. 

19 May 2017

Harriet Harman spoke at the IfG about being a woman in politics. Alex Stojanovic says her experiences show that ministers need better preparation for government.

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.  

02 February 2017

Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Buckingham, set out his top tips for every occupant of Downing Street at a recent Institute for Government event. Akash Paun explains Seldon’s assertion that by focusing on the negative, we fail to learn from when prime ministers get it right.  

18 January 2017

On 18 January, Bronwen Maddox delivered her first lecture as Director of the Institute for Government. This is the audio and text of her speech (please check against delivery).

02 December 2016

For the first time, the IfG gathered all six living Cabinet Secretaries to talk about their time in office. Dr Catherine Haddon tells us what this one-of-a-kind reunion revealed

20 October 2016

Immigration, gender, Brexit, Trump, and the inevitability of an Australian republic – these were just a handful of the issues explored in last week’s event with former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Chris Wajzer says politicians of both genders have much to learn from her.

09 May 2016

After a long and at times fractious campaign, Sadiq Khan has been elected Mayor of London. Now the hard work begins. Nicola Hughes explores what’s in store for the new Mayor.

03 February 2016

Liz Truss, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, told an audience at the Institute for Government about her plans to reform her department. Gavin Freeguard reports.