Testing new commissioning models offers many benefits: implementation can be investigated, contracts perfected, and mistakes minimised. Yet there is a lack of advice for civil servants on testing effectively. This guide starts to address this gap.
This paper makes 11 recommendations for Police and Crime Commissioner candidate selection.
The guide builds the Institute for Government's report 'Read Before Burning' which recommends that ALBs publish information on their status and operations in a standardised format online to improve the transparency of their organisations.
The Institute for Government has consulted widely on the mayoral model proposed in the Localism Bill. We engaged in conversation with stakeholders and experts through:
Recommendations to help elected mayors be effective in their role.
In this letter, Lord Adonis presses for the office of elected mayor to be given greater powers over matters including planning and policing before referenda take place in 11 English cities.
The Institute for Government asked Kate Jenkins, author of the original report, to take a look at the agency model twenty years on and at what the Government needs to do now to make the most of the agency model.
The Prime Minister has set out a cross-governmental vision for the improvement of public services with the launch of the Open Public Services White Paper
Institute for Government and Centre for Cities joint report that sets out how the mayoral model has the potential to overcome some of the barriers to growth that cities face.
The accountability of ministers to parliament is an established, ambiguous concept in British governance. Our report focuses on how ministerial accountability will affect the government's plans to decentralise public services, looking at: