The incoming – or returning – prime minister may want to stamp his or her authority on government by rearranging departments, but new research lays bare the total costs involved in creating new departments.
Performance Tracker 2019 projects the demand and spending on nine public services for the next five years.
Candidates campaigning to be John Bercow’s successor must set out a vision for how they would run the Commons as an institution and represent it to the outside world.
If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the government will not be able to support all affected industries.
A no-deal Brexit would be highly controversial in all three devolved nations and increase risks to the Union itself.
Access talks can be a vital part of preparation for government.
How Northern Ireland has functioned since the collapse of power-sharing in 2017.
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