02 May 2017

On the 4 May six city regions will elect metro mayors. Lucy Campbell says they will need to focus on building effective relationships with ministers and MPs rather than rely on big personalities and local authorities to fulfil their ambitions.

28 April 2017

The Chancellor has decided that the Treasury, the UK’s finance ministry, will no longer be responsible for financial management across Whitehall. Julian McCrae assesses this surprise decision.

25 April 2017

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi is calling for change in the way policy is made: it should be more transparent, consistent and evidence-based. Sophie Wilson hopes government pays attention.  

25 April 2017

Despite all the general election excitement, departments still need to get on with business as usual – which includes responding to requests for information. Aron Cheung says the latest FoI data shows signs of improvement in departments' response times, but a worrying trend in the percentage of requests that are being withheld.

21 April 2017

Since this week’s General Election vote, many have argued that the Fixed-term Parliaments Act is pointless. Dr Catherine Haddon says that it shows the Act is working as intended.

21 April 2017

Theresa May has called an election to give her space to negotiate her vision for Brexit. But, as Jill Rutter argues, avoiding commitments that prevent her government from solving public finance problems will be just as important.

19 April 2017

Campaigning politicians must not duck the issue of serious pressures in the public sector, says Dr Emily Andrews.

19 April 2017

The snap general election leaves major pieces of legislation and policies in jeopardy. Emma Norris looks at what is likely to happen to them.

19 April 2017

Once a snap election is triggered, a series of formal and informal processes begin. Dr Catherine Haddon explains the effect the election will have on parliamentary and government business.

18 April 2017

Theresa May has called an early general election despite previously ruling it out. Bronwen Maddox looks at the factors that will have influenced her decision. 

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