14 September 2017

The civil service workforce has increased for a fourth consecutive quarter. Aron Cheung says the demands of Brexit and growing pressures on public services are driving departments to recruit additional staff.

03 August 2017

The problems with outsourcing will continue unless government improves its commercial capability, argues Tom Gash.

26 July 2017

A new survey shows just how many public bodies do not clearly report their performance. Without more transparency, there will be little improvement or accountability when things go wrong, argues Daniel Thornton.

05 July 2017

Jen Gold argues that the Civil Service must improve the way it attracts and develops talent if it is to cope with the challenges of Brexit or national tragedies like Grenfell Tower. 

30 June 2017

Liz Truss, the new Chief Secretary to the Treasury, recently spoke at an event here. Julian McCrae captures her opening remarks. 

26 June 2017

Following Friday’s attack on Parliament, Daniel Thornton argues that MPs are particularly vulnerable and need to take responsibility for their cyber security. 

26 June 2017

The new Ministry of Defence change programme is a positive step to improving the department’s flexibility, but Robert Buck says significant problems remain around funding its ambitious equipment programme.

26 June 2017

Lucy Campbell argues good digital government is about standards, prioritisation and accountability, as much as technology.

12 June 2017

Stability is the general theme: a Prime Minister unable to make the radical changes she may have envisaged. But Jill Rutter asks if the Prime Minister made the right changes to help her manage her precarious situation.

06 June 2017

Following the election, the Prime Minister will put together a new Cabinet. The appointments of the Chancellor and other Treasury ministers are the most important decisions, given the complexity of the economic issues facing the UK (including Brexit) and the pressures on national finances. Julian McCrae and Bronwen Maddox look at the Government's options.