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.

11 July 2018

Unless it raises taxes or loosens its borrowing rules, the Government will have to cut spending on other public services by nearly 4% to pay for the recently announced NHS ‘birthday present’, warns Gemma Tetlow.

27 June 2018

A joint report from two select committees has called for a cross-party parliamentary inquiry to reform social care funding. Lucy Campbell says this approach is the best chance to break the current political deadlock.

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.

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