Policies

IfG calls for overhaul of relationship between Whitehall and devolved administrations

9 April 2018

New mechanisms required to enable all four governments to jointly agree post-Brexit policy, according to think tank

Defra non exec director proposes reintroduction of wildcats to England

9 April 2018

Departmental advisor to secretary of state Michael Gove proposes move to tackle grey squirrel population

Civil service chief says it’s ‘unacceptable’ to leave staff in charge of Northern Ireland

23 March 2018

David Sterling tells inquiry his workforce cannot be expected to deliver beyond their resources and skills sets as power vacuum continues

The sacking of Nick Hardwick makes the case for parole reform

17 April 2018

The sacking of Nick Hardwick as chair of the Parole Board has raised questions about the future of the body – including how ministers will be able to find a successor, says Suzannah Brecknell

Shan Morgan interview: Welsh Government perm sec on Brexit, future-proofing the civil service and how a globe-trotting career led her back to her roots

20 April 2018

Taking up the post as permanent secretary of the Welsh Government was a homecoming for Dame Shan Morgan after a career that has taken her around the world. She talks to Richard Johnstone about...

HMRC faces questions for refusing to help probe into firm which donated money to Conservatives

19 April 2018

Tax authority set to be questioned by select committee after investigations reveal political donations were included in background note for telecoms giant Lycamobile

EHRC round table on race: how to overturn the huge disparities faced by ethnic minorities

19 April 2018

As the Equality and Human Rights Commission marks its tenth anniversary, it is running a series of events to ask: how fair is Britain? Six months on from Theresa May’s Race Disparity Audit, Daniel...

MoD urged to change tack to plug biggest armed forces staffing gap in a decade

18 April 2018

National Audit Office found gaps of 18% across more than 100 critical skills including intelligence and engineering

EHRC round table on race: how to overturn the huge disparities faced by ethnic minorities

19 April 2018

As the Equality and Human Rights Commission marks its tenth anniversary, it is running a series of events to ask: how fair is Britain? Six months on from Theresa May’s Race Disparity Audit, Daniel...