Better Defence Acquisition

Improving how we procure and support Defence equipment   Read the report here... (Continue reading)

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Public engagement in policy-making

In its plan for Civil Service reform, published in June 2012, the Government introduced “open policy-making”. This means engaging the public and experts from beyond the “Westminster village” in debates about policy and in the policy-making process itself, and establishing... (Continue reading)

Government savings in 2012 to 2013

Summary report by the Efficiency and Reform Group on the £10 billion savings made by government for the financial year 2012 to 2013. To view the report click, here.... (Continue reading)

Report on Competition Policy

The Report on Competition policy, published annually, provides detailed information on the most important policy and legislative initiatives, and on decisions adopted by the European Commission in application of EU competition law during the previous year. The report is composed... (Continue reading)

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Making the Games

The government’s track record in delivering major projects on time has come under heavy criticism over the years. Given this, the nation was taken by surprise at the success of London 2012. The Olympics showcased what public, private and arm’s-length... (Continue reading)

Scottish Islands Renewable Project: Final Report

The UK and Scottish Governments have published a report which considers the evidence base for developing renewables projects on the Scottish Islands. To view the full report click here…... (Continue reading)

Planning for economic infrastructure

Infrastructure UK, an advisory unit within the Treasury, was established in 2010 with a remit to specify what economic infrastructure is needed in the UK, to identify the key barriers to achieving that investment and to mobilise systems and resources,... (Continue reading)

The Impact of Shale Gas on Energy Markets

This Report considers the implications of the “shale gas revolution” for energy markets around the world. Chapter 3 reviews the prospects of shale gas assessing the reliability of new figures in the context of significant uncertainty. Chapters 4 and 5 assess the... (Continue reading)

Continuing weakness of HMRC in its efforts to deal with tax avoidance

The Public Accounts Committee published its 44th Report of this Session on tax avoidance: the role of large accountancy firms. Read the report HERE... (Continue reading)

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The Efficiency and Reform Group

ERG has contributed significantly to departmental savings in 2011-12 but substantial and sustainable new savings streams will be needed to achieve £20bn of savings in 2014-15.   Read the report here... (Continue reading)

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