What is needed is professional, third party review and analysis of expenditure, department by department, cutting out duplication and waste.
Posts Tagged: Whitehall
It has secured an overwhelming dominance. Until or unless this changes, the Right may win elections – but to limited effect.
Alex Morton: This week, Hammond’s Budget. Next year, the Spending Review. It must focus on gaining more growth.
The Treasury should not simply accept the growth figures given by the OBR, but seek to raise them.
Joel Charles: After May’s conference speech and Hammond’s Budget, opportunity must be our core objective
We have a habit of looking back at policy platforms pursued by previous Conservative Governments, and attempting to bring back popular policies like a poor Hollywood remake.
Plus: Chinese whispers, Whitehall moves – and a Budget that is set to target business rather than taxpayers.
Frankly, any outcome – no deal, Norway, Canada, even the risk of a second referendum – would be better than what is currently on the table.
Ideas and vision are necessary, but they are not sufficient. People need to see results and to achieve them they need to take part.
Jake Berry: What I found on my Northern Powerhouse tour. Resilience, skill, innovation and success. Plus an appetite for Brexit.
But more money and powers need to be given directly to the North to drive further progress.
Each Secretary of State in every department should examine the impact of their department’s policies on families’ lives.
My new report for the Centre for Policy Studies suggests ways in which government can be made more accountable.
James Frayne: Relations between businesses and politicians are made worse by the fact each misunderstand the other
It’s not just about Brexit – it’s deeper and longer-standing than that. Ironically, relations would improve if they each a bit more combative.
Its failures begins with the machinery of Government – the core civil service itself. This must be fixed.
So much of the Government’s strategy is predicated on the belief that this is impossible. But what if that’s wrong?
Speculation about pressure on Williamson, or calculation about Cabinet numbers, misses a key point: May must keep Davis and Fox onside.
The consequences of Customs Union indecision. How Britain could end up with EEA-lite – formally or informally.
The longer the delay in making a decision, the longer it will take for an alternative to be ready.