Public spending is often wasteful, with the government failing to set out clear spending intentions and taking decisions without clear information.
Which services have been outsourced successfully and which need reform
The UK tax system is in need of major structural reform if it is to meet the challenges of the future.
Keynote speech by Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies for the Singapore Government
How universities, research councils and funding councils can better support policy engagement
Staff turnover is weakening the civil service
One third of government’s spending is with contractors: last year, four departments spent more than half their budgets with external suppliers.
Ministers should be called to explain when things go wrong under their watch – even if they are no longer in office.
This report summarises the findings from a second survey of public bodies.