18 May 2017

The Conservative Party promises to cut net migration. While Brexit gives government greater control of numbers, Joe Owen argues that any change is unlikely to happen much before the next election in 2022.

17 May 2017

Delivery units are a Blair-era innovation that have now become a global phenomenon. But Dr Jen Gold will tell the World Bank's Governance Forum this week that if delivery units are to live up to the hype, governments need to learn from those that have failed.

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.

09 May 2017

The French press note that their UK counterparts are viewing Emmanuel Macron’s victory as bad news for Brexit. But Jill Rutter says that will be tempered by his number one priority: fixing the French economy.

08 May 2017

Six new metro mayors have been elected. Dr Jo Casebourne looks at how they can now govern effectively.

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.

04 May 2017

The wash up of legislation at the end of Parliament has meant a worrying lack of scrutiny, says Gemma Byrne

04 May 2017

Now Parliament has dissolved ahead of the General Election, Emma Norris looks at what has happened to major bills and policies during wash-up.

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