31 January 2017
Sir Anthony Seldon: What makes a good premiership? Ten things a Prime Minister should do – or not do
As Winston Churchill said: 'In war you can be killed only once; in politics, many times.' How should the Prime Minister set out to achieve what she or he intends? Has the rise of populist politics changed the job? Drawing on his unrivalled perspective as a leading contemporary historian and historical adviser to 10 Downing Street, Sir Anthony Seldon offered his view of how to be a good modern premier, how to avoid the pitfalls and clinch the successes.
31 October 2016
Making a success of digital government: report launch
The Institute for Government invited guests to the launch of its new report, Making a success of digital government. Filing your tax return, renewing your passport or applying for child benefit should be as easy as online banking. So why isn’t it?
24 October 2016
Brexit: How should the UK approach Brexit negotiations?
The Institute for Government was delighted to welcome Sir Simon Fraser, former Permanent Under-Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and Head of the Diplomatic Service, to share his thoughts on how the UK approach Brexit negotiations.
19 October 2016
A keynote speech by Bernard Jenkin MP
In this keynote speech, Bernard Jenkin MP outlined PACAC’s wide-ranging inquiry into the Civil Service which comes at a time when Whitehall faces a hugely ambitious agenda – supporting the Government in cutting public spending while maintaining the quality of public services, implementing Theresa May’s new agenda and, of course, Brexit.
13 October 2016
In Conversation with Julia Gillard
The Institute for Government was delighted to welcome Julia Gillard, the first woman to serve as Prime Minister of Australia (2010 -13). At this event, she talked to Bronwen Maddox, Director of the Institute for Government, about the challenges of running a modern democracy and lessons from Australia’s experience of immigration.
27 September 2016
Brexit: What now for UK immigration policy?
Leaving the EU offers an opportunity to rethink the UK’s immigration policy and to design and implement a new immigration system.
14 September 2016
Has the public really had enough of experts?
This joint event from the Institute for Government and the Royal Statistical Society looked at why facts and analysis failed to cut through to citizens during the referendum campaign and what this means for future debates and discussions on difficult policy issues – from immigration to NHS funding.
13 September 2016
Brexit: what role for Parliament?
As Parliament returned from its summer recess, attention turned to what role it should play in the UK’s exit from the European Union, including whether it needs to be involved in triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty; how it should go about scrutinising the negotiations; and the process for ratifying any final deal.
06 September 2016
From disaster to recovery: Learning the lessons of Universal Credit
Almost six years since Universal Credit was first unveiled in the Welfare that Works white paper, the Institute for Government launched a study by Senior Fellow, Nicholas Timmins, former public policy editor of the Financial Times, of 'one of the boldest and most radical reforms since Beveridge.'
21 July 2016
A Keynote Speech by Sir Amyas Morse KCB, Comptroller and Auditor
The Institute invited guests to a keynote speech by the Comptroller and Auditor General, Sir Amyas Morse KCB, as the National Audit Office (NAO) marked the 150th anniversary of the creation of the position of Comptroller and Auditor General.