17 July 2018

A new report looks at the biases which influence politicians and officials when they make decisions. Government can use this new thinking to improve policy making, says Tom Sasse.

16 July 2018

Nick Davies says the Government should think hard if it expects to save money through public service reform.

03 July 2018

Dr Patrick Vallance, the new Government Chief Scientific Adviser, has set out his ambitions to strengthen how science informs policy making. He deserves Whitehall’s support, says Tom Sasse.

07 June 2018

The UK’s ‘backstop’ for the Irish border, its version of the insurance policy if every other option fails, contains a vague time limit. While it may initially seem like a victory for the Brexiteers, it leaves three big issues outstanding, argues Tim Durrant.

01 June 2018

Brexit has prompted the first expansion of the civil service’s workforce for almost a decade, and billions of pounds of additional spending. But Lewis Lloyd says you would hardly know it, judging by the Government’s latest Single Departmental Plans.

01 June 2018

The latest Single Departmental Plans still don’t link the Government’s priorities and the resources needed to deliver them, writes Gavin Freeguard.

29 May 2018

The Government is using newly-introduced ‘technical directions’ to help deliver Brexit. Benoit Guerin says these directions should not become the norm when it comes to making spending decisions.

25 May 2018

The public sector is having to transform how it handles personal data, to comply with new rules coming into force this week. Aron Cheung says that this offers government an opportunity to think again about how it can use data effectively.

21 May 2018

The former senior MP has been made a Conservative peer. Daniel Thornton argues that this is incompatible with his position as chair of the Competition and Markets Authority

21 May 2018

It has taken almost a year for the Grenfell Inquiry to begin. Marcus Shepheard argues that if we want it to be a success, we have to give it time.

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