25 October 2018

Philip Hammond’s Budget must more clearly articulate his ambitions for reducing public borrowing. This would lay the groundwork for a more serious public conversation about the scope for public spending and the need for tax rises, argues Gemma Tetlow.

25 October 2018

Philip Hammond must use the Budget to set out a radically different way of running the next Spending Review. Otherwise it will unravel painfully, argues Martin Wheatley.

23 October 2018

Theresa May told the House of Commons yesterday that the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement is 95% done. Jill Rutter welcomes the news but says we need to see the detail of what has been agreed – or conceded.

18 October 2018

The Prime Minister is considering an extension to the 21-month transition period that will follow withdrawal from the EU. Joe Owen argues that it won’t solve the Irish problem, but an extra 12 months is still an offer worth having.

16 October 2018

The Cox Inquiry has found that bullying and harassment in the House of Commons has ‘long been tolerated and concealed’. Hannah White considers how a culture change can be achieved.

09 October 2018

Theresa May's announcement of extra funding for the Government’s rough sleeping strategy is welcome, but Tom Sasse argues the Prime Minister should make it a priority for the whole of government

04 October 2018

The £240m to alleviate winter pressures announced by Matt Hancock won’t confront the real problems in social care, says Graham Atkins.

28 September 2018

Even with 76 ‘no deal notices’, Tim Durrant warns there are still many outstanding issues the Government needs to address before the UK can be ready for a no deal Brexit.

26 September 2018

New research shows that many government departments and the public bodies they oversee are not working efficiently together. Susanna Smith says the Cabinet Office's blueprint for joint working cannot have impact if leaders of public bodies don’t know about it.

24 September 2018

But his proposals leave big gaps – and could create many problems.

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