Publications

Published: 15th April 2019
How universities, research councils and funding councils can better support policy engagement
The cost of high staff turnover in the civil service
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Published: 16th January 2019
Staff turnover is weakening the civil service
The scale and nature of contracting in the UK
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Published: 12th December 2018
One third of government’s spending is with contractors: last year, four departments spent more than half their budgets with external suppliers.
Published: 15th October 2018
Ministers should be called to explain when things go wrong under their watch – even if they are no longer in office.
Building partnerships between government departments and public bodies
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Published: 27th September 2018
This report summarises the findings from a second survey of public bodies.
Authors: Susanna Smith
Making decisions on infrastructure
How to be a minister
Published: 18th July 2018
How can ministers responsible for infrastructure policy make better decisions?
Using behavioural science to improve how governments make decisions
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Published: 11th July 2018
Governments are increasingly using behavioural insights to design, enhance and reassess their policies and services.
Authors: Michael Hallsworth, Mark Egan, Jill Rutter, Julian McCrae
Published: 22nd June 2018
Why has reforming working-age social security proved so hard? What lessons can be learnt for future reform from what has worked – and what has not worked so well – in the past? 
Authors: Nicholas Timmins, Paul Gray
Published: 21st June 2018
A parliamentary inquiry is likely to be the best way to secure long-term funding for health and social care.
Authors: Nick Davies, Lucy Campbell, Chris McNulty
Published: 5th June 2018
Government can improve the way it uses academic evidence and expertise in forming policy.

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