Read More.... Brexit trade negotiations – Georgina Wright, Beyond 100 days
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Brexit trade negotiations – Georgina Wright, Beyond 100 days

Georgina Wright, IfG senior researcher, talks to the BBC about Brexit trade talks with the EU and whether they will be completed within 11 months (11/12/2019).

Read More.... Election 2019 and Brexit – Maddy Thimont Jack, Newsnight
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Election 2019 and Brexit – Maddy Thimont Jack, Newsnight

Read More.... Election 2019: Should the Treasury change its economic thinking?
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Election 2019: Should the Treasury change its economic thinking?

The main political parties are offering strikingly different visions for the future of the country, including radically different economic policy agendas. Whichever party forms the next government, it is likely to take a different approach to…

Read More.... Starting a career in public policy – salaried internships
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Starting a career in public policy – salaried internships

This event was aimed at people who may not have considered public policy research before. We were particularly interested in encouraging those from diverse backgrounds who would bring different perspectives to our efforts to make government…

Read More.... Election 2019: Has the UK’s electoral system had its day
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Election 2019: Has the UK’s electoral system had its day

The United Kingdom heads to the polls on 12 December. But how well does this electoral system work? Is ‘first past the post’ still the right system for the UK, and if not, what should replace…

Read More.... Election 2019: Is there a case for renationalising utilities?
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Election 2019: Is there a case for renationalising utilities?

The Labour Party says privatisation has failed: if it wins the election, it will bring utilities including water, energy, rail and mail back into public ownership. The Conservative Party acknowledges some problems but maintains that utilities…

Read More.... Election 2019: Fixing adult social care
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Election 2019: Fixing adult social care

Boris Johnson promised on the steps of Downing Street to “fix the crisis in social care once and for all” and the Labour Party has already promised to introduce free personal care for older people. But…

Read More.... Dartmouth General Hospital Expansion
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Dartmouth General Hospital Expansion

Dartmouth General Hospital is celebrating a major milestone with the opening of new operating rooms and clinical space as part of the QEII New Generation project. The hospital’s three-storey expansion is named after a lifelong resident…

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how to improve public services

The performance of public services is a key election battle ground. After a decade of spending restraint, all political parties are now promising to invest in critical services such as hospitals, schools and social care. But…

Read More.... Election 2019: What do the manifestos mean?
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Election 2019: What do the manifestos mean?

The 2019 General Election manifestos set out ambitious competing visions for government. This expert panel event looked at what the manifestos tell us about the key issues facing the country, and how plausible these rival programmes for…

Read More.... Election 2019: Can we trust our electoral system
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Election 2019: Can we trust our electoral system

Read More.... Election 2019: The next five years of spending on public services
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Election 2019: The next five years of spending on public services

The performance of public services is a key election battle ground. After a decade of spending restraint, all political parties are now promising to invest in critical services such as hospitals, schools and social care. But…

Read More.... Miranda Marcus, ODI on using data and shared data to improve local public services
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Miranda Marcus, ODI on using data and shared data to improve local public services

Miranda Marcus, research & development programme lead at the Open Data Institute, discussed using open and shared data to improve local public services. This was recorded at the Institute for Government event ‘Data Bites #7: Getting…

Read More.... Hon. Stephen McNeil – Remembrance Day 2019
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Hon. Stephen McNeil – Remembrance Day 2019

Earlier this year, Canada marked two significant anniversaries in its military history. June 6 was the 75th anniversary of D-Day — a pivotal event during the Second World War. Nova Scotian soldiers were among more than…

Read More.... Nic Granger, Oil and Gas Authority on using data as a catalyst for creating economic value
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Nic Granger, Oil and Gas Authority on using data as a catalyst for creating economic value

Nic Granger, director of corporate at the Oil and Gas Authority, discussed digital excellence and using data as a catalyst for creating economic value.

Read More.... David Kane, 360 giving on the potential of charity data
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David Kane, 360 giving on the potential of charity data

David Kane, product lead at 360 giving discussed the potential of charity data. This was recorded at Data Bites#7 at the Institute for Government on 6 November 2019.

Read More.... Miranda Sharp, OS – on Geospatial’s role in better citizen outcomes
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Miranda Sharp, OS – on Geospatial’s role in better citizen outcomes

Miranda Sharp, innovation director at Ordnance Survey, discussed Geospatial’s role in better citizen outcomes. This was recorded at the event ‘Data Bites #7: Getting things done with data in government’, on Wednesday 6 November 2019 at…

Read More.... Data Bites #7: Getting things done with data in government
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Data Bites #7: Getting things done with data in government

Better use of data is key to more effective government. Across government, teams are doing fascinating work with data. But those projects don’t get the attention they deserve. At this event, the seventh in our series,…

Read More.... PM visits Queen as campaign starts – Dr Alice Lilly, Victoria Derbyshire Show
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PM visits Queen as campaign starts – Dr Alice Lilly, Victoria Derbyshire Show

Read More.... General Election 2019 – Bronwen Maddox, Newsnight
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General Election 2019 – Bronwen Maddox, Newsnight

Bronwen Maddox, IfG Director, says the 2019 General Election will be incredibly hard to predict (04/11/2019).

Read More.... Speaker election – Dr Alice Lilly, BBC Parliament
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Speaker election – Dr Alice Lilly, BBC Parliament

Read More.... Speaker election – Dr Hannah White, BBC News
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Speaker election – Dr Hannah White, BBC News

As MPs prepare to elect a new Speaker of the House of Commons for the first time in a decade, Dr Hannah White explains why the role is so important and how MPs will elect John…