Organisation

Institute for Government

Policy report

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: how successful has the furlough scheme been and what should happen next?

This report, based on the final official data before the furlough scheme is due to close, assesses the most radical economic policy the UK government enacted in response to coronavirus – and supports the government’s decision to bring it to a close later this month.
Report

Public engagement and net zero

This report argues that the government must do more to involve the public in designing policies to help the United Kingdom transition to a zero-carbon economy. The report sets out recommendations for when and how policy makers should engage with citizens and residents.
Report

Tackling COVID-19 over the long term

A weak and fragmented global response risks extending and worsening the COVID-19 pandemic. This report brings together recommendations from a series of roundtables and events attended by leading international scientists, former government ministers and senior officials from the UK civil service and leading international organisations.
Policy report

Building a green recovery

The UK government has committed to securing a 'green recovery' from COVID-19. But the package of policies it has announced so far has been modest compared with other countries, while some of the policies it has announced have been poorly designed and implemented. This report...
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Updating the ministerial code

Repeated controversies over ministerial behaviour and failures in the process of investigating possible breaches of the ministerial code show that the ministerial code, in its current form, is no longer working. This paper offers recommendations on how Boris Johnson should overhaul the ministerial code to...