The Home Secretary is right to insist that reversing cuts to police numbers is not the solution to tackling the rise in violent crime. But the new Serious Crime Strategy is unlikely to solve the problem either, argues Dr Emily Andrews.
The Chancellor may break the pay cap for more public sector workers in the upcoming Budget. But he shouldn’t channel money into wages at the expense of solving the real public service pressures, argues Dr Emily Andrews.
Our latest Performance Tracker report finds government trapped in a costly ‘crisis, cash, repeat’ cycle of spending decisions. Dr Alice Lilly says there are three ways it can break out of this cycle —and there are signs of steps in the right direction.
Headlines on public services pressures are piling up, and pre-Budget calls for more cash are beginning in earnest. Dr Emily Andrews says the Chancellor faces serious constraints – and that spending more money can't be the only answer.