Ministers should be called to explain when things go wrong under their watch – even if they are no longer in office. This means beefing up scrutiny by ensuring select committees get the information they need more quickly and have the resources to use it. This report looks at how to strengthen government accountability and strengthen public faith in institutions.
The UK’s system of accountability isn’t keeping up with the realities of modern government.
Weak accountability leads to government failures or tragedies that affect the public – what can be done to strengthen it?
Our annual, data-based assessment of the UK civil service, how it has changed and performed over the past year, and its priorities for the future.
The Treasury wields too much influence across government and dominates strategic thinking at the centre.