April 2018 marks the latest step in the process of tax devolution. Akash Paun argues that these are important reforms, but the system is increasingly complex, making the case for a full review of how devolved and local government is funded.
Data policy has moved to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Gavin Freeguard welcomes the move but says the Government needs to be clear about what it wants to do with all this data.
The demands of Brexit have turned several government departments – like Defra and DExEU – into recruitment hotspots. And there will be more to come, says Aron Cheung, as departments like the Home Office and HMRC prepare to operate in a new landscape.
As Prime Minister Theresa May reshuffles her Cabinet, the Whitehall Monitor team - Gavin Freeguard, Lucy Campbell, Aron Cheung, Alice Lilly and Charlotte Baker - provide data and charts as events unfold.
Negotiating and implementing the UK’s withdrawal from the EU is the Government’s most important job over the coming years. But Brexit rarely features in its Single Departmental Plans, says Lewis Lloyd.
A lack of transparency in the two departments at the heart of Brexit suggests the public cannot get hold of information about some of the most important activity in government at the moment, argues Aron Cheung.