It’s now just over two weeks since Theresa May settled into Downing Street and slightly less than that since she restructured government. Jill Rutter explores what progress to date we can discern from the window on Whitehall that is Gov.uk.
The Government surprised many with its 11th-hour announcement to review the decision on Hinkley Point C. Emma Norris looks at the infrastructure implications and what this could signal about decision making in Theresa May's administration.
A new focus on industrial strategy plus the ongoing pressures of Brexit negotiations mean Government must work better with British industry. Robyn Munro sets out the lessons for how to create and maintain an effective dialogue with business.
There were two drivers behind Theresa May’s reorganisation of government last week: coping with Brexit and her new reform agenda. In a statement yesterday she further explained the rationale for her machinery of government changes. Jill Rutter dissects what these mean in Whitehall.
While the media focus is on the people walking up and down Downing Street to hear about their new roles, the other people affected by a reshuffle are the ranks of Number 10 and departmental Special Advisers. Jill Rutter looks at the emerging appointments.
David Cameron has publicly stated he will not serve a third term, so regardless of the European Union (EU) referendum outcome, we can expect a change of Prime Minister before the end of Parliament. Catherine Haddon examines how changes of PM have occurred previously and how our constitution enables this to happen.
The announcement that Alex Chisholm has been appointed to head of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) completes the most recent round of permanent secretary appointments. It makes the top leadership of the Civil Service less diverse than it has been for several years. Jill Rutter and Leah Owen look at what has happened.
Following a review of the Department for Energy & Climate Change (DECC) change programme, Daniel Thornton and OIiver Ilott explain how the Chancellor’s edict to do ‘more with less’ has manifested itself in Whitehall’s newest department.
The EU referendum, and the fallout from the resignation of Iain Duncan Smith, are absorbing much government time. Given the scale of the issues involved, this is not surprising. But there are worrying signs that this is causing distraction at a crucial time.