The first of a series of five articles on ConservativeHome this week about the main challenges that await the new Prime Minister.
Outsourcing to arms-length groups and insufficient departmental reviews have created a democratic deficit.
It has real democratic authority including with the Lords which might not be so inhibited from voting down new measures which didn’t feature in that manifesto.
High-performing settings should be given greater leeway to experiment with different arrangements – flexibility is key.
As one Cabinet Minister put it to me recently, the Treasury has never been interested in growth, just in collecting taxes.
But without a clear green direction of travel across all these policies, there could be negative political consequences
It won’t fix the problem on its own, but this is an opportunity to drive through worthwhile reform.
The exorbitant cost of raising a family has deep structural causes, but Johnson doesn’t operate on such terms.
Critics have a point when they note that, so far, Ministers’ rhetoric has been appreciably more ambitious than its actions.