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The UK Government isn’t talking to business about Brexit preparations. This leaves them with little choice but to look to the EU for details, argues Joe Owen.
Northamptonshire’s financial difficulties are a warning about the sustainability of local government finances. But it’s also a sign of much deeper issues in Whitehall, argues Dr Emily Andrews.
Newly-released slides from the European Commission reveal it fears regulatory competition from the UK after Brexit. This could be a useful lever for the UK in negotiations, says Jill Rutter.
While the Nuclear Safeguards Bill is an important step towards avoiding a regulatory gap for the UK’s nuclear industry post-Brexit, there are still many uncertainties, argues Susanna Smith.
If it wants to gain legitimacy with the public, the Government must show how it uses evidence in policy making, says Dr Catherine Haddon.
The Government is tying itself in knots over the Brexit economic impact assessment. But Jill Rutter says it must publish the assessment so it can move on to dealing with the impact of leaving the EU.
We can’t completely abandon outsourcing in reaction to the Carllion collapse, but the way we manage public services has to change, says Dr Emily Andrews.
The Government has yet to set out its own analysis of the economic impact of Brexit, though many others have. A serious public debate about the kind of Brexit we want is needed, and the Government must lead this, argues Tim Durrant.
The debate over whether private finance is better value than public spending is heating up after Carillion’s collapse – but it is hampered by a lack of evidence on either side, says Graham Atkins.
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.