29 October 2018

The Chancellor hasn’t ended austerity. And he’s also missed the opportunity to have an honest conversation with the public about how he plans to pay for public services, says Gemma Tetlow.

04 October 2018

The £240m to alleviate winter pressures announced by Matt Hancock won’t confront the real problems in social care, says Graham Atkins.

24 September 2018

A new report from the IfG says there are five major gaps in government data. Gavin Freeguard says the most important missing information is departments listing the data they are responsible for.

12 September 2018

The Renewable Heat Incentive inquiry resumed last week after a two-month summer break and is back to grilling senior politicians. James Taylor says the investigators’ recommendations must look beyond the culpability of individuals and propose specific measures to ensure such scandals can’t be repeated.

23 August 2018

The Government is reportedly considering an inheritance tax-exempt social care ISA. Lucy Campbell argues that both the policy, and the way it has been developed, show the Government is failing to deal with the challenge of social care funding.

26 July 2018

Tuesday’s pay announcements will be welcomed by the millions of public sector workers who have seen their incomes squeezed over the last eight years. But deeper problems remain, says Dr Emily Andrews.

17 July 2018

In a week dominated by Brexit and Trump, two dry reports about the UK’s public finances are unlikely to receive a lot of press coverage. But they pose a challenge to government that will endure long after Brexit, argues Martin Wheatley.

16 July 2018

Nick Davies says the Government should think hard if it expects to save money through public service reform.

12 July 2018

Setting aside a telling-off by the National Audit Office and a stunt from Labour, Esther McVey has escaped unscathed from the Universal Credit row. Effectively she has not been held to account, says Benoit Guerin.

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.

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