09 April 2018

The Home Secretary is right to insist that reversing cuts to police numbers is not the solution to tackling the rise in violent crime. But the new Serious Crime Strategy is unlikely to solve the problem either, argues Dr Emily Andrews.

07 March 2018

The Chancellor will set out the UK's economic outlook in a pared-down Spring Statement next week. Bronwen Maddox offers her advice on what he could say. 

19 February 2018

Lucy Campbell argues that government must consider all of its options to address the funding challenges of health and social care.

07 February 2018

Northamptonshire’s financial difficulties are a warning about the sustainability of local government finances. But it’s also a sign of much deeper issues in Whitehall, argues Dr Emily Andrews.

26 January 2018

We can’t completely abandon outsourcing in reaction to the Carllion collapse, but the way we manage public services has to change, says Dr Emily Andrews.

09 January 2018

The Government should not let EU talks dominate 2018, argues Bronwen Maddox.

03 January 2018

Some MPs, academics and student representatives have criticised Toby Young’s appointment to the board of the Office for Students. But what matters is how the board collectively performs and that it shows its independence from government, argues Daniel Thornton. 

13 November 2017

The Chancellor may break the pay cap for more public sector workers in the upcoming Budget. But he shouldn’t channel money into wages at the expense of solving the real public service pressures, argues Dr Emily Andrews.

03 November 2017

The Government - along with the Chancellor - finds itself in a tricky political position ahead of this month’s Budget. The politics make it inevitable that many key decisions will be fudged, argues Julian McCrae.

31 October 2017

The latest social care data shows that the Government must start planning now for what will happen when the money runs out, argues Lucy Campbell.

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