Key questions you should ask when making decisions on government outsourcing and insourcing.
Advice from current and former consultants and civil servants for officials on managing consultants in government.
The Johnson government risks another Carillion if it doesn’t get behind the reforms put forward after the firm’s liquidation.
One third of government’s spending is with contractors: last year, four departments spent more than half their budgets with external suppliers.
Which services have been outsourced successfully and which need reform
MoJ's preparations for the reunification of services and their transition back into the department.
Bringing back services from the private sector to government hands can improve quality, increase reliability, and save money.
How can government keep workers in the NHS, schools and police?
What is a section 114 notice, and why have councils been issuing more of them recently?
How much has the HS2 project cost since its inception?
What can this and future governments learn from the UK's successes in offshore wind policy in the 2010s?
Outsourcing and privatisation
What is the difference between outsourcing and privatisation?Read our explainer
The government’s ‘small boats week’ may fill a recess-shaped hole in the media grid, but won’t help the prime minister ‘stop the boats’.
The habit of issuing a deluge of data and documents as parliament rises for the summer is bad for scrutiny.
It is right that schools will now take on the tutoring programme – but government must explain, and finally learn from, its latest contract stumble.