Department of Political Science


Smarter Government

11 March 2021, 6:00 pm–7:15 pm

smarter government

Nick Herbert is a former Minister, and the founder of GovernUp. Last summer he launched the Commission for Smart Government, to tackle the systemic problems of government in the UK: departmental silos, a muddled centre exercising weak financial management, unaccountable agencies, inability to learn from mistakes. In this seminar he is joined by Sir Suma Chakrabarti KCB and Sophie Miremadi, two fellow Commissioners, to explain how acute fiscal pressures and technological change require government to be smarter: and they set out the Commission’s emerging ideas to make government more efficient, more capable and more accountable.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







Abi Turner

Further information

  • Participation is free but we kindly ask that you register using the link provided.
  • Chat will be disabled for attendees, but if you have a question for the panel, please submit it into the Q&A feature of the webinar. 
  • In the second half of the event, we will select as many questions as possible within the time. You will be given the option to unmute yourself to ask the question. 
  • Attendees will not be able to turn their camera on.
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  • This webinar will be recorded and made available on our podcast platform 'UCL Political Science: Public Events'

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