Breaking away from the UK would leave Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland facing sizeable fiscal deficits.
Since March 2020 an extra £19 billion has been sent from the UK Treasury to the three devolved nations to tackle Covid.
The Barnett formula is used by the UK Treasury to calculate the annual block grants for the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish governments.
A comprehensive analysis of how devolution has worked in the UK.
The impact of Brexit is being felt throughout government
One third of government’s spending is with contractors: last year, four departments spent more than half their budgets with external suppliers.
The Government is becoming less confident that its largest projects will be delivered successfully.
The percentage of Freedom of Information (FoI) requests being refused by government has reached a record level.
We now need to see a marked improvement in the Government’s FoI responses, or a convincing justification of why things have changed.
New data protection regulations offer government an opportunity to think again about how it can use data effectively.
The Information Commissioner’s Office must continue to hold the Government’s feet to the fire for poor transparency.