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Bronwen Maddox

Report

Five steps to higher standards in public life: what should happen now?

The UK government’s u-turn in the Owen Paterson (MP) case has yet again raised the question of how standards in public life can be upheld. This paper sets out the Institute for Government’s recommendations – drawn from a recent conference and their wider work on...
Report

The answers to Dominic Cummings’ critique: 10 essential reforms to government

In his seven hours of testimony to a House of Commons committee, the UK Prime Minister’s former chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, laid out a portrait of a chaotic government failing in its basic functions. This report sets out some recommendations for what the UK government...
Briefing paper

Coronavirus: no going back to normal

Life after coronavirus will not feel like life before. In this paper, the author argues that it is best that governments acknowledge that and start planning now in order to capture the best that can come out of a very tough period, while not raising...
Briefing paper

The world of government in 2021

Coronavirus has upended established politics and economics – and toppled some politicians. This briefing outlines some of the issues facing governments worldwide.
Report

Reform of the centre of government

This short paper offers a diagnosis of the problem facing the government ‘machine’, a review of the changes recently made to it, and the Institute for Government’s recommendations on further reforms that most benefit the government, the civil service and the UK public.