The latest public ministerial row over regulatory standards in a potential (but far off) trade deal with the US. While the issue of chlorine-washed chicken might be entertaining for the media, Jill Rutter argues this underlines the UK’s desperate need for better trade negotiation processes.
A new survey shows just how many public bodies do not clearly report their performance. Without more transparency, there will be little improvement or accountability when things go wrong, argues Daniel Thornton.
The Government’s Euratom position paper, published this week, finally shows a bit of initiative in shaping the UK’s future relationship with the EU, but Marcus Shepheard argues that more concrete detail is needed.
The NAO report into an HMRC customs programme highlights some of the challenges of implementing Brexit. Joe Owen agrees that to prepare the UK borders for ‘day one’, government must overcome significant delivery challenges.