26 June 2017

Akash Paun considers the implications of the Conservative-DUP ‘confidence and supply’ deal for government over the coming years.

22 June 2017

If the Conservative Party secures a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), it will be more confident of winning key votes in the House of Commons. But parliamentary committees will remain tricky, says Dr Hannah White.


21 June 2017

Minority government can work surprisingly effectively, argues Akash Paun, but the Government will need to change its approach if it is to pass the necessary Brexit legislation through Parliament before the clock runs out.

14 June 2017

As the new government is formed after the 2017 General Election, Gavin Freeguard, Aron Cheung, Lucy Campbell and Alice Lilly bring you the key charts, comment and analysis from across the Institute for Government.

13 June 2017

Historically, the Queen’s Speech has been considered a vote of confidence, with governments resigning if they lose it. Dr Catherine Haddon argues that while this vote is important, the Fixed-term Parliaments Act (FTPA) changes things.  

09 June 2017

The UK seems set to enter a period of minority government with Theresa May remaining in office, supported by some form of cooperation arrangement with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). Akash Paun looks at ‘confidence and supply’ agreements.

09 June 2017

A hung parliament is a possible – if still unlikely – outcome of the election on Thursday. Akash Paun discusses* what would happen next. [This post was published on 6 June]

*wildly speculates about

08 June 2017

Theresa May said that one reason for the snap election was to strengthen her mandate and tackle those still opposed to Brexit. Dr Catherine Haddon looks at how this applies to the House of Lords.

23 May 2017

Dr Catherine Haddon says that recent controversies around the use of purdah show that the current guidance is either not clear or not being applied in the right way – we need a review.

04 May 2017

Commons select committees had more than 300 parliamentary inquiries into government policy and spending underway when the election was called. Dr Hannah White says the unexpected election will inevitably disrupt committee scrutiny of government.