23 January 2017

Theresa May has launched her 10-pillar industrial strategy green paper today. This is the third industrial strategy the country will have seen in the last decade. Emma Norris says it must address seven issues if it is going to succeed this time.

19 January 2017

The Prime Minister confirmed there will be a parliamentary vote on the final Brexit deal. The Supreme Court may require Parliament to vote before Article 50 is triggered. But Dr Hannah White isn’t convinced that a vote will actually enable Parliament to influence what happens.

18 January 2017

On 18 January, Bronwen Maddox delivered her first lecture as Director of the Institute for Government. This is the audio and text of her speech (please check against delivery).

18 January 2017

An event with Treasury Minister Jane Ellison, to launch our joint report with the CIOT and IFS on tax policy making, emphasised the role of those across the tax system in improving tax policy. Alice Lilly highlights the key points.

17 January 2017

The Prime Minister’s speech will be interpreted as the opening exchange in the Brexit negotiations. Marking that speech against the best practice of international negotiations, Oliver Ilott says it will help her to get a better deal.

16 January 2017

Donald Trump has promised that a UK–US trade deal will be ‘done quickly and done properly’ after Brexit. Oliver Ilott warns a deal would have to overcome four uncomfortable truths.

16 January 2017

Yesterday Philp Hammond appeared to threaten that the UK could become the 'Singapore of Europe' – competing on the basis of low tax and deregulation. But before he goes there, Jill Rutter argues, he could make the UK a better place to do business just by making tax policy better. 

13 January 2017

The delayed government review into tidal lagoons was published by former Coalition Energy Minister Charles Hendry yesterday. Graham Atkins says it hasn’t presented a convincing case for investment yet.

13 January 2017

If it loses the Supreme Court appeal on Article 50, the Government says it will introduce legislation to give Parliament a vote on triggering Brexit talks. Dr Hannah White sets out what that process will involve.

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.

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