New director general Kevin Cunnington sets out his "cunning plan" for the Government Digital Service, and outlines plans to create "one national structure" for senior digital staff
In his first press briefing since taking over at the Government Digital Service, Kevin Cunnington signals his plan for lighter spend controls, a greater national presence – and perhaps a...
Public Accounts Committee urges Cabinet Office to boost departments’ oversight of quangos – and share accountability good practice more widely
Former Troubled Families tsar hits back after government-commissioned analysis casts doubt on the success of the flagship social policy scheme
Government equality watchdog workers set to stage one-day protest over budget cuts and compulsory redundancies
Confirmed: MoD's chief information officer Mike Stone to leave in March next year
Watchdog voices “deep concern” over department’s rejection of recommendations to track down drivers with wrongly-revoked licenses
Chair of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee welcomes review of staff appraisal system, and says new inquiry will put a heavy emphasis on leadership skills in the civil...
Public and Commercial Services union hits out at "reprehensible" changes to redundancy pay, and says it will urge members to reject the Cabinet Office's final offer
Former British ambassador to Israel Matthew Gould to be based in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee chairman Bernard Jenkin explains why his committee has launched a new inquiry into the work of the civil service....
The spirit of Yes, Minister lives on in the UK's bid to disentangle itself from the European Union, writes Sue Cameron
During my many years inside government I met ministers from all parties who, privately, agreed that universal Winter Fuel Payments were a costly and untargeted indulgence which we could...
Sir Suma Chakrabarti interview – the former MoJ perm sec on flexible working, Brexit – and why Whitehall must "up its game" on diversity
Sir Suma Chakrabarti did more than most to bring the civil service into the 21st century. Now that he’s president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development,...
Headcount, pay gaps & progress on diversity: 8 things we learned from the latest civil service stats
As fresh Office for National Statistics data shines a light on headcount, salary and diversity within the civil service, CSW's Jim Dunton analyses the key findings
Opinion: By dictating the conversation about money, HM Treasury exerts an enormous influence over how Whitehall thinks about answering problems
Duncan Selbie interview: "We've doubled healthcare spending in the past 20 years, yet the health gap has not closed"
Public Health England’s many responsibilities range from obesity to global pandemics, but public protection and promoting healthy life choices are at the heart of them all. Mark Leftly does the...
Interview: Margaret Hodge on wasteful spending, her favourite perm sec and why civil servants "loathed" her
The outspoken former chair of the Public Accounts Committee chews the fat with Suzannah Brecknell
Interview: Scottish government permanent secretary Leslie Evans – "Where else would you want to be a civil servant than in Scotland at the moment?"
With the future of the United Kingdom once again in the balance after the vote to quit the European Union, Jess Bowie sits down with Scotland's top official to discuss Brexit, independence – and...
Interview: Former UK Trade & Investment chief Sir Andrew Cahn – "The lack of Brexit planning was a humiliation for this country"
The former head of UK Trade and Investment sits down for lunch with CSW's Matt Foster to talk Brexit fallout, life outside Whitehall – and why life begins at 60
Interview – Paula Sussex, Charity Commission CEO: “We’re looking long and hard at quality and performance"
Two years into her tenure at the Charity Commission, chief executive Paula Sussex says her organisation is making substantial strides towards turning around some...
In eight years as a Labour minister and 22 as an MP, Nick Raynsford learned a thing or two about what works in government. He sits down with CSW’s Matt Foster to talk about his...
As the civil service tries to put meat on the bones of its social mobility strategy, Matt Foster meets the people trying to make the organisation more welcoming to staff from working...
While most departments closed their historical services many years ago, a few are building new ways to bring past expertise to their policy-making. Suzannah Brecknell speaks to key figures...
Civil Service World's regular guide to the very best in Whitehallese
The End of Alchemy by Mervyn King review: "excellent primer on the basic flaws underlying our economic system"
Geoffrey Lyons reviews Mervyn King's accessible take on the rudimentary failings of modern finance
First Lady: the Life and Wars of Clementine Churchill, review: 'fascinating account of an under appreciated woman'
Geoffrey Lyons reviews Sonia Purnell’s enthralling new biography of one of Britain’s most misunderstood figures
Former Department for Work and Pensions permanent secretary Leigh Lewis finds that Martin Stanley’s new book How to be a Civil Servant offers a valuable guide, but not quite the whole picture