07 March 2018

The Chancellor will set out the UK's economic outlook in a pared-down Spring Statement next week. Bronwen Maddox offers her advice on what he could say. 

12 January 2018

The publication of the Government’s Areas of Research Interest is a positive step, but Whitehall still lacks a strategic approach to research and evidence, argues Tom Sasse.

03 January 2018

Some MPs, academics and student representatives have criticised Toby Young’s appointment to the board of the Office for Students. But what matters is how the board collectively performs and that it shows its independence from government, argues Daniel Thornton. 

02 January 2018

The Government’s latest Single Departmental Plans are a huge improvement on their predecessors. But there is still some work to do to make them truly useful, argues Gavin Freeguard.

22 November 2017

In the Budget, the Chancellor gave money to Brexit, the NHS and housing. Bronwen Maddox looks at how the announcements stack up, saying he cannot afford to be this generous for long.

17 November 2017

Caroline Nokes says digital government is making progress. But the focus needs to be on getting standards applied more widely across government and the public sector, argues Lewis Lloyd.

03 November 2017

The Government - along with the Chancellor - finds itself in a tricky political position ahead of this month’s Budget. The politics make it inevitable that many key decisions will be fudged, argues Julian McCrae.

02 November 2017

The way harassment is dealt with in Whitehall has changed significantly in the last 30 years – particularly the culture that said you just had to put up with it, says Dr Catherine Haddon.

17 October 2017

As new plans for measuring ‘knowledge exchange’ between academia and business are announced, Tom Sasse argues the Government should also focus on how civil servants make use of academics.

13 October 2017

Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman spoke at the IfG about the challenges facing governments preparing for future wars. He argued that only way to be prepared is to be ready for the unexpected. Chris McNulty highlights the key points.