Give us the tools to do the job

Give us the tools to do the job

Give us the tools to do the job “Give us the tools to do the job.” That was the message we heard from Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) at the launch of our report Driving criminal justice devolution, which explores how giving more powers to local...
It’s time to take back control of our criminal justice system

It’s time to take back control of our criminal justice system

Take back control; the most memorable slogan of 2016. But when it comes to the way our criminal justice system is run, how much control do we actually have and how much should we want? In a new GovernUp report out today, we argue for more local control over criminal...
Why justice needs a giant leap

Why justice needs a giant leap

The Public Accounts Committee report published this morning makes difficult reading for Ministers and officials in the Home Office and Ministry of Justice, but it will also be of interest to Police and Crime Commissioners considering how best to deliver their...
How low will Gove go?

How low will Gove go?

The Times splash yesterday on Michael Gove’s plans to review sentencing paints a picture of an ambitious and confident Justice Secretary, willing to make tough (and potentially unpopular) decisions for the long-term good of the criminal justice system. Having been in...
What to expect for policing and justice in the Spending Review

What to expect for policing and justice in the Spending Review

George Osborne’s Budget won him praise from across the political spectrum. Besides the positive headlines, the Chancellor also bought some important wriggle room, by smoothing the path of deficit reduction over the course of this parliament. Yet he has still left...