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Plastic bag charge to reach England in 2015, says Defra

24 October 2014

Defra have confirmed that the 5p plastic bag charge will be introduced in England in October 2015.

Surveys reveal high levels of stress and ill health amongst civil servants

23 October 2014

Almost two thirds (65%) of civil servants have suffered from ill health as a result of stress at work, one fifth (19%) of which have taken more than 40 days off within a 12 month period as a...

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Editorial: To build stronger skills, reformers will have to upset people

23 October 2014

Whitehall needs to build stronger specialist skills; CSW editor Matt Ross argues, it will only succeed if it’s willing to challenge the status quo

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EU must act to lift internet security sector out of crisis

22 October 2014

A more effective European strategy on network and information security could help provide a boost to growth and employment, says Udo Helmbrecht.

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Big data is future of Europe's economy

21 October 2014

Big data has the potential to completely transform our economy, boosting growth and competitiveness. Pilar del Castillo Vera explains why the EU must...

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Interview: Nick Clegg

22 October 2014

As the election looms, CSW puts six questions to deputy prime minister and Liberal Democrat party leader Nick Clegg

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Lord Hennessy meets... Lord Richards

1 October 2014

Journalist and historian Peter Hennessy meets former chief of the defence staff General Sir David Richards to discuss Whitehall’s internal wars, and the need for truly strategic thinking in...

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Interview: Lord Victor Adebowale

29 September 2014

Victor Adebowale may be a peer of the realm, but his ideas for public service reform – built on 30 years’ experience in housing and social care – challenge established thinking. Winnie Agbonlahor...

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Legislation Tracker: Criminal Justice and Courts Bill

9 October 2014

I rundown of a key piece of legislation; what are its aims and how will it affect you? This edition we look at the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill.

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Event Report: Maude expands central local property-sharing

24 September 2014

Central controls over departments’ management of their property assets and leases has been “tough but needed”, Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude said on 3 September at the launch of phase two...