The Government is due to set out its vision for the rail industry, including the way that passenger services are delivered. What should the role of the Department for Transport be in managing the railways?
Too often the discussion about public spending is about how much is spent, not whether it is spent usefully.
Better use of data is key to more effective government. Across government, teams are doing fascinating work with data. But those projects don’t get the attention they deserve.
This event was aimed at people who may not have considered public policy research before. We were particularly interested in encouraging those from diverse backgrounds who would bring different perspectives to our efforts to make government more effective.
The Institute for Government was delighted to welcome Peter Riddell, author of Fifteen Minutes of Power: The Uncertain Life of British Ministers, for a panel discussion to discuss key themes from the book including how they get appointed, reshuffled and perhaps sacked, how they manage the day-to-day workload and navigate crises, and how we might improve effectiveness.