09 July 2018

With the Chequers deal, the Prime Minister seemed to have convinced her Cabinet to accept some cake was off the table. But even if she makes it through David Davis’ and Steve Baker’s subsequent resignations, she is far from making it through the political minefield of Brexit, says Jill Rutter.

05 July 2018

More than a third of the Government’s major projects look unlikely to be delivered on time and on budget. Aron Cheung says that with Brexit sure to impose further obligations, ministers should be realistic about their ambitions.

05 July 2018

Cabinet ministers will reportedly be offered “the softest of Brexits” when they arrive at Chequers. But, argues Joe Owen, No.10 appears to be assuming the EU will accept the ending of freedom of movement.

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.

03 July 2018

If it’s to be worth the wait, the long-promised Brexit white paper needs to give UK negotiators a clear mandate for phase two, rather than more options. Jill Rutter sets out the questions the white paper needs to answer.

27 June 2018

A joint report from two select committees has called for a cross-party parliamentary inquiry to reform social care funding. Lucy Campbell says this approach is the best chance to break the current political deadlock.

25 June 2018

The EU Withdrawal Bill finally finished its parliamentary journey last week. Dr Alice Lilly looks at what else has been happening in Parliament in the past year, and finds the Government’s status as a minority—and Brexit—has significantly curtailed its legislative programme.

22 June 2018

The percentage of Freedom of Information (FoI) requests being refused by government has reached record level. Aron Cheung says Parliament must demand explanations.

21 June 2018

Home Secretary Sajid Javid today set out details of the process to assure EU residents in the UK of their new status. Jill Rutter welcomes this change in tone and approach.

20 June 2018

Graham Atkins sets out three tests to ensure that any new government review of private finance builds a better picture of whether it is good value.

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