Successive administrations have recognised that the Civil Service as an institution does not simply belong to the government of the day. Major changes should be addressed on a cross-party basis […]Report Published September 6, 2013
Welcome to the Better Government Initiative
The Better Government Initiative (BGI) was formed as a response to widespread concerns about the practical difficulties that government today faces as it seeks to run the country against a background of rapid change. Our work focuses on the processes that play an essential part in achieving sound governance. We aim to canvass the widest possible range of views and to publish concrete recommendations that will be of practical relevance not only to the three major parties but to a wider audience of practitioners, academics and commentators who share our concerns and interests.
The Better Government Initiative was set up by Sir Christopher Foster, a former professor of economics and adviser to ministers from the 1970s to the 1990s. His book “British Government in Crisis” (2005) drew attention to many of the issues that the Group has been considering.
Today’s written evidence from the BGI to the Liaison Committee’s inquiry following up its earlier report on Select Committee effectiveness, resources and powers urged the Committee to press the government […]
This week the House of Lords once again forced the Government to back down on key legislative proposals. This time it was Part 2 of the Lobbying Bill that seeks […]
I don’t know what will be included in the weekend red boxes of the newly reshuffled ministers, but I’m fairly confident it won’t include the latest book by Ivor Crewe […]