21 December 2016

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is currently hearing a case about the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement, which Oliver Ilott argues could have an effect on the UK’s free trade with the EU after Brexit.  

20 December 2016

Today the Scottish Government publishes its proposals for how Scotland can remain in the EU Single Market despite Brexit. In a few weeks, the Supreme Court will deliver a potentially explosive judgment on how the UK Government must legally trigger Article 50. 2016 was a year of constitutional turmoil, but Akash Paun says the drama is far from over. 

19 December 2016

For the first time, we know how the new departments of DExEU, DIT and BEIS are responding to Freedom of Information (FoI) requests. Gavin Freeguard and Rob Adam say they are falling below the mark already. 

19 December 2016

Theresa May is not the first Prime Minister to find Whitehall tough to deal with – but, Jill Rutter argues, her complaints expose the gap that needs to be bridged between rhetoric and policy. 

15 December 2016

David Davis has given us some insight into how he sees the two years post Article 50 playing out. But Joe Owen says he needs to look beyond negotiations towards the practicalities of delivering Brexit.

15 December 2016

The latest civil service staff numbers show that Whitehall has started to prepare for Brexit, but the figures for new departments have not yet been published. Adam Boon looks takes a look at the latest data.

15 December 2016

The Government promised a new digital strategy last year. Then we were told it would be out by this Christmas. But with only a couple of days before the recess, we’re still waiting for publication.

12 December 2016

Today’s social care headlines show that government is failing to take a long-term approach to the spending challenge, argues Emily Andrews.

07 December 2016

Sharon White, Chief Executive of Ofcom, gave a speech at the Institute last week about the implications and opportunities presented by Brexit for the UK communications industry – such as the television, radio, broadband and phone sectors.

Ines Stelk suggests that other UK sectors and government should follow this example in thinking of ways to improve, amend or even scrap EU laws after Brexit.

07 December 2016

Today the Institute for Government and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) published a short report, looking at the Government’s progress in improving financial management. Overall, significant progress has been made, in stark contrast to many cross-departmental reforms which fail to make any tangible difference. But there is also still a long way to go. HM Treasury and the Chancellor need to build on what has been achieved to date. Here Julian McCrae...

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