12 May 2017

Gavin Freeguard argues that, while there are some great examples of openness making government better, there are still barriers to overcome.

10 May 2017

A new report says government needs to do more to make financial data usable by Parliament and the wider public. Gavin Freeguard says it’s on the money.

09 May 2017

The French press note that their UK counterparts are viewing Emmanuel Macron’s victory as bad news for Brexit. But Jill Rutter says that will be tempered by his number one priority: fixing the French economy.

08 May 2017

Six new metro mayors have been elected. Dr Jo Casebourne looks at how they can now govern effectively.

08 May 2017

Julian McCrae and Aron Cheung argue that parties’ elections manifestos should include commitments that will help them to be more honest with the public about their plans for tax and spend than they were in 2015.

04 May 2017

The wash up of legislation at the end of Parliament has meant a worrying lack of scrutiny, says Gemma Byrne

04 May 2017

Now Parliament has dissolved ahead of the General Election, Emma Norris looks at what has happened to major bills and policies during wash-up.

04 May 2017

Commons select committees had more than 300 parliamentary inquiries into government policy and spending underway when the election was called. Dr Hannah White says the unexpected election will inevitably disrupt committee scrutiny of government.

04 May 2017

Graham Atkins argues that the next government must limit policy uncertainty if it wants to secure best value for consumers.

03 May 2017

Parts of England will go to the polls today to elect a metro mayor. Dr Jo Casebourne sets out five key reasons why these new political figures matter.