Oliver Robbins's move to top Brexit role in Number 10 raises more questions than answers for Whitehall

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Emma Norris, Programme Director, explores the biggest issues ahead of the public inquiry into Grenfell Tower.

Daniel Thornton, Programme Director, discusses the opening of the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Watch from 08 min 39 seconds. 

Jane Dudman lays out key facts about the civil service fast stream in a piece for the Guardian. References the IfG's latest analysis on the fast stream.

Huffington Post piece on women MPs on select committees. Includes analysis by Aron Cheung, IfG Researcher.

Julian McCrae, IfG Deputy Director, says that turnover in the civil service has always been a problem and that with Brexit, departments need to keep people in post much longer to get through negotiations and implement new regimes.

Jill Rutter, IfG Brexit Programme Director, discusses the EU Withdrawal Bill.

The IfG's new report finds that customs declarations at the UK border that may be imposed after Brexit would affect 180,000 British traders and could cost them more than £4 billion a year.

The IfG's latest report on Brexit and customs warns that European ports must be ready to deal with customs declarations on day one of Brexit.

The UK Government faces a mammoth task to prepare the country for post-Brexit customs procedures as 180,000 traders face making declarations for the first time, the IfG's latest report finds.

Coverage of the IfG's new report on Implementing Brexit: Customs.

Article in the Wall Street Journal. References the IfG's report on Implementing Brexit: Customs.

Coverage of the IfG's report on Implementing Brexit: Customs.

Joe Owen, IfG Senior Researcher, writes in the Times Red Box. 

James Blitz references the IfG's report on post-Brexit customs in his latest Brexit Briefing for the Financial Times. 

Coverage of the IfG's report on Implementing Brexit: Customs.

The IfG's latest Brexit report on customs warns that UK businesses that export to Europe could collectively face a £4billion bill if a transitional customs deal cannot be agreed.

Introducing customs checks for companies after Brexit could land firms with a bill of over £4 billion, the IfG's latest report finds.

The IfG's Dr Catherine Haddon is quoted in The Times. 

The IfG's Jill Rutter is quoted in Politico 

The Guardian refer to the IfG report Professionalising Whitehall in their article on permanent secretaries. 

The IFG's Daniel Thornton in Public Sector Focus on Agile government 

The IfG's Jill Rutter in the Times Red Box on the Government's Brexit position papers and the question of borders.

The IfG's Daniel Thornton in Public Sector Executive. 

The IfG's Jill Rutter is quoted in the Daily Express on the role of the ECJ after Brexit. 



The Government must professionalise Whitehall to meet the complex challenges it now faces.

What Brexit means for cross-border trade in goods

A customs deal is necessary but not sufficient for frictionless trade after Brexit.


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