Working to make government more effective

Online event

What's at the top of the new PM's in-tray? IfG expert briefing

At this event, IfG experts explored the big questions facing the next occupant of No.10.

Watch the event


Listen to the event

After a frenetic summer, the new prime minister will arrive in Downing Street with a busy in-tray. From looming energy price rises to wider pressures on the cost of living, from backlogs in the NHS to questions over cleaning up government, Liz Truss will take over on 6 September with barely time to draw breath.

At this event, IfG experts will explore the big questions facing the next occupant of No.10: what are the options for tackling the cost of living crisis? How can government sort out the problems in key public services? And how can the next prime minister demonstrate that he, or she, is serious about ministers maintaining high ethical standards?

To discuss these questions and more, our IfG expert panellists were:

  • Dr Hannah White, Acting Director of the Institute for Government
  • Dr Gemma Tetlow, Chief Economist at the Institute for Government
  • Nick Davies, Programme Director of the public services team
  • Alex Thomas, Programme Director of the civil service team
  • Tim Durrant, Associate Director for the ministers team

The event was chaired by Emma Norris, Director of Research at the Institute for Government.


Related content