Finding the right skills for the civil service
This paper examines the skills that the civil service has and those it needs to meet the demands of government in the coming years. It considers how the civil service workforce is managed, and reviews progress made in recent years.
How fit were public services for coronavirus?
This report, produced in partnership with the Chartered Institute for Public Finance and Accountancy, sets out an assessment of how prepared and resilient UK public services, such as the NHS, schools and the police, were for the pandemic.
The criminal justice system: how government reforms and coronavirus will affect policing, courts and prisons
This report sets out the potential impact of the United Kingdom government’s plan to increase the number of police officers by 20,000 and the coronavirus crisis on the criminal justice system.
Government outsourcing: what has worked and what needs reform?
The role of external suppliers in delivering services to the public and to government has been expanded significantly over the past forty years. This report assesses where outsourcing has worked and where it has not, and why, and makes recommendations on how to improve the...