02 June 2017

Devolution is not a major theme of the election campaign. But with significant uncertainty hanging over the constitution, there are four big questions a new government will have to address. Akash Paun discusses what the manifestos say.

08 May 2017

Six new metro mayors have been elected. Dr Jo Casebourne looks at how they can now govern effectively.

03 May 2017

Parts of England will go to the polls today to elect a metro mayor. Dr Jo Casebourne sets out five key reasons why these new political figures matter.

02 May 2017

On the 4 May six city regions will elect metro mayors. Lucy Campbell says they will need to focus on building effective relationships with ministers and MPs rather than rely on big personalities and local authorities to fulfil their ambitions.

24 March 2017

In May, metro mayors will be elected in six of the city regions that have secured devolution deals. Lucy Campbell argues that mayors will be able to wield soft power to shape the futures for their local areas.

08 February 2017

A third of government money is spent on contracted goods and services, and Tom Gash argues that reforms to improve government contracting must get the support they deserve.

31 January 2017

Before the EU referendum the path for English devolution was relatively clear. Dr Jo Casebourne and Lucy Campbell ask whether the devolution agenda is now in peril.

11 January 2017

Today’s reports of a rift between No.10 and the head of NHS England show that the Prime Minister’s strategy on the NHS is to tough it out, pushing responsibility for dealing with mounting pressures onto the shoulders of the people delivering services, argues Nehal Davison.

24 November 2016

An NHS Trust has signed a ‘game-changing’ artificial intelligence deal with Google’s DeepMind. Robert Adam says that Britain needs more than localised innovation to meet the challenges facing the NHS.

02 September 2016

The Institute for Government’s recent report ‘Local Public Service Reform: supporting learning to integrate services and improvement outcomes’ lifts the lid on what has been learnt on the long road to more integrated service provision, and how we might improve our knowledge of what does and does not work. In this guest blog, Graeme McDonald, Director of Solace, explores some of the key issues raised in the report.

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