England’s most deprived areas were hit by the largest local authority spending cuts during a decade of austerity.
Lord Pickles considers his five years as secretary of state for communities and local government.
The pandemic has created huge backlogs in public services – failing to address these backlogs now will push up costs in future.
The government’s proposals to reform social care funding do not address existing problems with the system
Numerous spending pressures on government mean Rishi Sunak will face a difficult balancing act this autumn.
Andrew Lansley reflects on the development of the 2012 Health and Social Care Act, and on its legacy on the NHS.
Graham Atkins argues that a cap on costs does not address the system's resilience against future pandemics
Government targets in public services may do more harm than good.
The government is yet to deliver around half of its 2019 manifesto promises – and many of those it has made progress on are the ‘easy wins’.
Since their creation in 1999, the devolved governments have chosen to fund and run public services in very different ways.