Working to make government more effective

Grant Dalton

Former Researcher

Grant was a researcher working across the Institute’s public finances and public bodies teams. He joined the Institute from the Department for International Trade, where he worked in private office as a briefings manager and a ministerial private secretary. 

Grant has a degree in history, and briefly worked in fundraising at a school. His work at the Institute has included analysing economic support policies during the Covid crisis in an international context, comparing provision of social care in the four nations of the UK and looking at reforms to public appointments and crisis response systems in public bodies. 

All work

07 NOV 2023 Insight paper

Public appointments in 2023

There has been some promising progress in improving the public appointments system, but it remains vulnerable to abuse.

10 MAY 2023 Interview

Hilary Benn

Hilary Benn talks about international development and moving into opposition.