20 June 2018

Graham Atkins sets out three tests to ensure that any new government review of private finance builds a better picture of whether it is good value.

18 June 2018

Gemma Tetlow argues that separating news of spending largesse from any serious attempt to explain where the money will come from makes it harder to make the case for necessary tax rises – or looser fiscal targets.

18 June 2018

The Government’s plan for a 3.4% increase in NHS spending is welcome as far as it goes but we need more detail, says Nicholas Timmins

15 June 2018

Theresa May will reportedly announce a funding boost for the NHS next week. Nick Davies argues that the Government must answer three questions if it is to put the health system on a sustainable financial footing.

14 June 2018

New civil service staff numbers show increases at the Prison and Probation Service, and spending on Brexit staff continuing to grow, says Gavin Freeguard.

04 May 2018

Newly-elected councillors inherit a challenging mix of rising demands and smaller budgets. Graham Atkins sets out five questions they need to ask their officials.

02 May 2018

Devolution in England applies to less than half the country. This needs putting right, says Christopher Caden.

01 May 2018

Collecting bins, filling potholes, and providing vital services to vulnerable children and adults may be everyday, background stuff, but it matters. Dr Emily Andrews fills you in on what you need to know before May 3rd.

27 April 2018

The idea of a ‘hypothecated’ tax, raised specifically to pay for the NHS, is gaining increasing support. Gemma Tetlow argues that hypothecation is no substitute for a long-term, cross-party solution to the issue of how to fund health and social care.

26 April 2018

A joint Institute for Government and British Red Cross event looked at how government responds to crises. Marcus Shepheard says Government needs to ensure local and voluntary resources are better engaged in every part of the country.

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