A future deal with the EU could take far longer to agree than the two years allowed under Article 50. Robyn Munro argues that there are clear benefits to pursuing an interim deal to bridge the gap between negotiations and a future deal, but getting one won’t be straightforward.
The Civil Service has been accused of failing to do contingency planning for Brexit. There are no constitutional barriers for planning for a change in the US, but, Jill Rutter writes, the right-field candidacy of Donald Trump will be raising its own problems.
The service industry is particularly important for the UK, so MPs yesterday debated the impact of Brexit on the sector. Ines Stelk says there are four options for future trade with the EU that offer the best deal.
This week we launched our report, Making a success of digital government, at an event with experts from inside and outside government. Emily Andrews says the event highlights that the success of digital reform in this Parliament will rely on a new kind of leadership – involving the whole of government.
Bernard Jenkin MP, Chair of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, spoke at the Institute for Government last week. Julian McCrae says it reveals a lot about the Committee’s ongoing inquiry into the Civil Service.
Sir Simon Fraser, former Permanent Under-Secretary at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, was the latest speaker in our Brexit events series. Joe Owen says Fraser offers unique insight into how Brexit will be managed by civil servants working in both London and Brussels.
Collective cabinet responsibility will be set aside for the second time in a year, this time over Heathrow. Dr Catherine Haddon says this tactic is highly unusual and something Theresa May could come to regret.