12 January 2017

Since Brexit, the question of whether the civil service has the right people, skills, and capabilities is the subject of heated debate. One man who must address these issues is Rupert McNeil, the head of Government HR, says Jen Gold.

11 January 2017

With European elections, Trump and Brexit, the year ahead will continue to present new and unpredictable challenges for the Government. But there is a lot that Theresa May’s team can prepare for already, says Dr Hannah White.

06 January 2017

In among the pre-Christmas data-dump, the Government quietly changed the rules around ministers making direct appointments to their teams. Nicola Hughes argues that this is a mistake. 

15 December 2016

The Government promised a new digital strategy last year. Then we were told it would be out by this Christmas. But with only a couple of days before the recess, we’re still waiting for publication.

12 December 2016

Today’s social care headlines show that government is failing to take a long-term approach to the spending challenge, argues Emily Andrews.

07 December 2016

Today the Institute for Government and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) published a short report, looking at the Government’s progress in improving financial management. Overall, significant progress has been made, in stark contrast to many cross-departmental reforms which fail to make any tangible difference. But there is also still a long way to go. HM Treasury and the Chancellor need to build on what has been achieved to date. Here Julian McCrae...

22 November 2016

Julian McCrae highlights five things to watch out for to understand what’s really happening in tomorrow's Autumn Statement.

07 November 2016

The Civil Service has been accused of failing to do contingency planning for Brexit. There are no constitutional barriers for planning for a change in the US, but, Jill Rutter writes, the right-field candidacy of Donald Trump will be raising its own problems.

02 November 2016

This week we launched our report, Making a success of digital government, at an event with experts from inside and outside government. Emily Andrews says the event highlights that the success of digital reform in this Parliament will rely on a new kind of leadership – involving the whole of government.

27 October 2016

Bernard Jenkin MP, Chair of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, spoke at the Institute for Government last week. Julian McCrae says it reveals a lot about the Committee’s ongoing inquiry into the Civil Service.