News and review

Public policy issues appear in the news on a daily basis. The following links are good sources for news:

BBC News


The Times

The Telegraph

Financial Times


The following publications offer more in depth analysis and review of the news:

The Economist

New Statesman

The Week


The BBC has several politics programmes which cover topic debates around public policy such as Daily Politics, This Week and the Politics Show. These programmes can be access via the BBC’s online iplayer.

Various organizations offer newsletters which you can sign up to. For example:

info4local is primarily aimed at local government officers but offers a useful mailing list to keep up to date with policy developments in the British government. You can specify the type of news you’re interested in.

Institute for Public Policy Research

EUobserver is good for keeping up to date with EU news

UCL’s Constitution Unit