23 September 2016

On 23 June the British people voted to leave the European Union (EU), with political repercussions that have been felt in Westminster, across the UK and around the world. But we still know very little about what ‘Brexit’ will look like and how the UK’s negotiating position will be decided. Robyn Munro takes stock of what’s happened since the referendum, and what is still to be done.

22 September 2016

How did government departments respond to Freedom of Information (FoI) requests between April and June 2016? And what could the appointment of a new Information Commissioner mean for them? Gavin Freeguard looks at the new data.

19 September 2016

The months since the UK voted to leave the European Union have been some of the most tumultuous times in British politics that many of us can remember. Commentators have suggested that people have lost faith in politicians and experts. And much has been written about the deep divide between people who voted Leave and people who voted Remain. But new polling published today by the Institute for Government challenges much of this analysis. Emma Norris highlights the five big messages.

16 September 2016

Theresa May has decided that Hinkley will go ahead, with new conditions to protect national security. But Emma Norris says the review period is a missed opportunity and shows the decision-making process leaves a lot to be desired.

16 September 2016

The Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, David Davis, says accountability to Parliament for Brexit negotiations will be retrospective – but parliamentarians have pushed back on this assertion. Hannah White examines their arguments.

15 September 2016

The latest Civil Service staff numbers are out, taking us to the end of June, the month of the EU referendum and before Theresa May formed her new government. Adam Boon looks at what they tell us about Whitehall’s ability to manage Brexit.

09 September 2016

This week the Institute for Government published Universal Credit: From disaster to recovery?. Emma Norris looks at how its story can help current and future major projects.

06 September 2016

The Institute for Government has published 'Universal Credit – from disaster to recovery?' The report looks at the story and lessons of Universal Credit. Nicholas Timmins summarises the highlights.

05 September 2016

The Government has been relatively quiet during the parliamentary recess, but as a new term begins today, Emma Norris looks at how domestic policy priorities are shaping up and what May’s government needs to focus on first.

02 September 2016

The Institute for Government’s recent report ‘Local Public Service Reform: supporting learning to integrate services and improvement outcomes’ lifts the lid on what has been learnt on the long road to more integrated service provision, and how we might improve our knowledge of what does and does not work. In this guest blog, Graeme McDonald, Director of Solace, explores some of the key issues raised in the report.