15 May 2017

On 12 May one in five NHS trusts were impacted by a ransomware cyber-attack. Lucy Campbell argues that government needs to think about accountabilities and capabilities, not just technology, to reduce future risks.

12 May 2017

Gavin Freeguard argues that, while there are some great examples of openness making government better, there are still barriers to overcome.

10 May 2017

A new report says government needs to do more to make financial data usable by Parliament and the wider public. Gavin Freeguard says it’s on the money.

08 May 2017

Julian McCrae and Aron Cheung argue that parties’ elections manifestos should include commitments that will help them to be more honest with the public about their plans for tax and spend than they were in 2015.

28 April 2017

The Chancellor has decided that the Treasury, the UK’s finance ministry, will no longer be responsible for financial management across Whitehall. Julian McCrae assesses this surprise decision.

23 March 2017

There is clear and visible leadership for government’s drive to improve commercial capability. Tom Gash says there is now a chance to prove reforms are delivering tangible improvements.

07 March 2017

With the last Spring Budget taking place tomorrow, Julian McCrae suggests a few areas to watch if you want to make an informed judgement about what’s actually happening.

01 March 2017

The Government’s Efficiency Review was in the news yesterday. Julian McCrae argues that the review needs to reboot the Government’s approach to increasing efficiency, instead of just searching for £3.5 billion of extra savings.   

13 February 2017

The Government is continuing to bounce from crisis to crisis on health and social care. With the Budget less than a month away, the Chancellor must resist the temptation to simply dump more money into the NHS, argues Emily Andrews.

10 February 2017

The Government’s new transformation strategy provides a substantial description of how digital technology can improve services and save money, but lacks specific commitments. To succeed, Daniel Thornton says it needs momentum and support from Theresa May and Philip Hammond.