14 February 2011

Recent accident-proneness in government has led the commentariat to come out with prescriptions to help the coalition perform better. But the issues they highlight point to more enduring problems in the way we run government and policy.

11 February 2011

Andrew Adonis continues his tour of the twelve cities that could have elected mayors and heard how Liverpool is responding.

10 February 2011

The government's promise to "turn government on its head" is being put into practice through reforms to the NHS and other public services. How's it going?

09 February 2011

Three weeks according to the Treasury website. Next time the Treasury invites public input, it needs to give them a real deadline to enable their ideas to be examined seriously.

08 February 2011

The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) is attempting to establish a good governance framework to scrutinise civil service reform. This will be a big challenge because so much of the reform agenda is yet to be articulated.

31 January 2011
On the second leg of my tour of the 12 cities holding referenda to decide whether to have an elected mayor, I travelled to Birmingham and Coventry to hear what people think about the idea.
28 January 2011

The dramatic events surrounding the formation of the Conservative / Liberal Democrat Coalition government last May has forced a review of the conventions over what should happen in a hung parliament.

27 January 2011

It's been a bad week for the Big Society, says Adrian Brown.

26 January 2011

The government needs to create a market for provision if it is going to hand over delivery of public services to independent providers through outcome based payments.

24 January 2011

When a government embarks upon a programme of rapid and radical change whilst transforming its approach to the use of public finances, the case for strong independent scrutiny becomes much more important.