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HM Treasury team wins special Civil Service Award

21 November 2014

The Treasury’s Scotland Analysis Programme Team won the Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service Award in this year’s Civil Service Awards.


Civil Service Awards 2014

Civil Service Award winners announced

20 November 2014

This year’s Civil Service Award winners were announced yesterday, at a ceremony held at Lancaster House and featuring speeches by prime minister David Cameron and deputy prime minister Nick Clegg...

Ministry of Justice

MoJ’s civil legal aid reform not achieving “value for money”, says NAO

20 November 2014

The Ministry of Justice’s (MoJ) Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act is on track to make savings but it is not clear whether the reforms have delivered better value for money...

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Opinion: Peter Riddell

21 November 2014

Don’t fall for the accepted wisdom. The real story of the coalition lies in the hard data

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Build your skills: Professor Zahir Irani

18 November 2014

Senior officials are often wary of social media – but new ways of reaching out can help boost your contacts & expertise

Matt Ross

Editorial: a narrow debate on a broad issue

17 November 2014

Francis Maude’s tweaks to a core facet of our democracy have the support of key players. But what about everybody else?

Stephen Kelly

Interview: Stephen Kelly

20 November 2014

As the government’s chief operating officer Stephen Kelly returns to the IT industry, he tells Matt Ross that the civil service is being transformed by changing systems, inspirational leaders –...

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Interview: Julie Mellor and Jane Martin

19 November 2014

The women leading the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman and the Local Government Ombudsman are calling for their organisations to be merged and strengthened, making life easier for...

Eduserv Round Table

Round table: De-risking a wholesale shift to cloud IT

14 November 2014

As Whitehall looks to the cloud, how do those on the ground mitigate the risks? A recent round table explored the issue, as Samera Owusu Tutu reports.

Newham CCG

Policy in action: CCGs

3 November 2014

Andrew Lansley’s health reforms, designed to put doctors in the driving seat, have been widely panned – and he’s subsequently been sacked. But what do local GPs think? CSW finds out

Chris Smith

Chris Smith on chairing the Environment Agency during the floods

31 October 2014

As chairman of the Environment Agency, Chris Smith had even more reason than most Brits to curse the weather last winter.