Working to make government more effective

Graham Atkins

Associate Director

Graham was the associate director on the Performance Tracker team. Before joining the Institute in November 2016, he worked as a researcher at DragonGate, a public sector consultancy, working on a range of projects related to local government and the broader public sector.

Graham has also worked at a research agency, Populus, on politics and corporate reputation. He graduated with a BA in History and Politics from the University of Oxford in 2015.

All work

12 JAN 2022 Interview

Eric Pickles

Lord Pickles considers his five years as secretary of state for communities and local government.

18 OCT 2021 Report

Performance Tracker 2021

The pandemic has created huge backlogs in public services – failing to address these backlogs now will push up costs in future.

22 JUN 2021 Interview

Andrew Lansley

Andrew Lansley reflects on the development of the 2012 Health and Social Care Act, and on its legacy on the NHS.

20 APR 2021 Report

Devolved public services

Since their creation in 1999, the devolved governments have chosen to fund and run public services in very different ways.