03 April 2018

Data policy has moved to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Gavin Freeguard welcomes the move but says the Government needs to be clear about what it wants to do with all this data.

27 March 2018

The Hyponatraemia Inquiry is the longest-running public inquiry in recent history: its report was delivered in January, without fanfare. Yet its very existence has gone unnoticed. Marcus Shepheard argues that there are important lessons to be learned for other public inquiries – and for government.

26 March 2018

In a new Ministers Reflect interview, Mark Garnier argues that politicians investigated for breaching the Ministerial Code need better legal protection. Daniel Thornton says that whatever the process, the consequences of such investigations should still be decided by the Prime Minister.

23 March 2018

The EU’s negotiating guidelines show the challenge the Prime Minister faces in achieving her Mansion House vision for post-Brexit trade, says Jill Rutter.

22 March 2018

The demands of Brexit have turned several government departments – like Defra and DExEU – into recruitment hotspots. And there will be more to come, says Aron Cheung, as departments like the Home Office and HMRC prepare to operate in a new landscape.

22 March 2018

At this week’s European Council meeting, the 27 member states will agree their negotiating guidelines for talks on the future UK-EU relationship. They all have their own priorities, but solidarity will prevail, says Tim Durrant.

19 March 2018

Today Michel Barnier and David Davis – exuding joint bonhomie – paid tribute to their teams and unveiled a colour-coded legal text for endorsement by the European Council later this week. But, Jill Rutter warns, it's not time to call off the contingency planning.

14 March 2018

The Spring Statement shows what Whitehall departments want to spend on Brexit in the coming year. Lewis Lloyd argues that the numbers show a move in policy from development to implementation.

14 March 2018

Marcus Shepheard argues that allaying mounting public concern over the suspicious attacks on Russians in the UK won’t be an easy task, but a public inquiry would be a good start.

13 March 2018

The Treasury did a sterling job reducing expectations. The speech was a bit longer than billed but kept its focus. The big question is whether the Chancellor was right to stick with no Spending Review until 2019, argues Jill Rutter.