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The collapse of construction giant Carillion has thrown into question the UK government’s long-held attachment to outsourcing public services. Is cost-cutting to blame, or do ministers need to rethink Whitehall’s whole relationship with the private sector? Matt Foster investigates.

26 April 2018 | By Matt Foster

Defence Permanent Secretary Stephen Lovegrove is the man with the tricky job of delivering the government’s expansive defence commitments on the tight budget set by the Treasury. Difficult choices lie ahead, he tells Matt Ross in our exclusive interview.

25 April 2018 | By Matt Ross

The response to the devastating fire at London’s Grenfell Tower demonstrated the very best of public service. But as Matt Foster reports, the blaze raises major questions about the resources and respect given to those who work every day to keep people safe.

20 September 2017 | By Matt Foster
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