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.
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.
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.
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.
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.