08 November 2018

A disturbing pattern of poorly-briefed Home Office ministers is emerging. Benoit Guerin says that to reverse this trend, the forthcoming review of the department’s processes needs to focus on improving advice.

05 November 2018

Jeremy Heywood was a great friend to the Institute for Government, but more importantly was an example of just how good the civil service can be. 

09 October 2018

Theresa May's announcement of extra funding for the Government’s rough sleeping strategy is welcome, but Tom Sasse argues the Prime Minister should make it a priority for the whole of government

26 September 2018

New research shows that many government departments and the public bodies they oversee are not working efficiently together. Susanna Smith says the Cabinet Office's blueprint for joint working cannot have impact if leaders of public bodies don’t know about it.

24 September 2018

But his proposals leave big gaps – and could create many problems.

24 September 2018

A new report from the IfG says there are five major gaps in government data. Gavin Freeguard says the most important missing information is departments listing the data they are responsible for.

17 July 2018

A new report looks at the biases which influence politicians and officials when they make decisions. Government can use this new thinking to improve policy making, says Tom Sasse.

16 July 2018

Nick Davies says the Government should think hard if it expects to save money through public service reform.

03 July 2018

Dr Patrick Vallance, the new Government Chief Scientific Adviser, has set out his ambitions to strengthen how science informs policy making. He deserves Whitehall’s support, says Tom Sasse.

07 June 2018

The UK’s ‘backstop’ for the Irish border, its version of the insurance policy if every other option fails, contains a vague time limit. While it may initially seem like a victory for the Brexiteers, it leaves three big issues outstanding, argues Tim Durrant.

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