Julian McCrae: How to accelerate the professionalisation of Whitehall

11 September 2017

Moves to establish professions across government have made significant strides, but some functions are more advanced than others. Now is the time to quicken the reforms

Evolution not revolution: top tips for civil servants to prepare for GDPR

7 September 2017

New rules mean Whitehall departments will need to think about privacy implications and data protection issues right at the start of policy developments. Here’s how to get ready for the change

Solving the Whitehall pay puzzle: let civil servants cash in some benefits

24 August 2017

Public sector pay has been in the headlines, but there’s a lack of innovative thinking on changing the reward package across government. It’s time to try more radical solution

Opinion: Why relocating civil servants out of Whitehall doesn’t boost regional growth

16 August 2017

If Whitehall pushes ahead with plans to move civil servants around the country, it must conduct proper impact evaluations

Opinion: Why civil servants shouldn’t check their emails on holiday

10 August 2017

Civil servants are increasingly working overtime and face being continually on call for major emergencies. Whitehall staff need uninterrupted breaks to recharge their batteries – even if that...

Top civil servants on how departments can collaborate to increase international trade

14 August 2017

In the wake of the Brexit vote, there is a pressing need for government organisations to work together to drive international trade. Jonathan Owen reports on a round table where some of Britain’s...

The Mighty and the Almighty review: a new anthology on how political leaders "do God"

11 July 2017

Geoffrey Lyons reviews Nick Spencer’s The Mighty and the Almighty: How Political Leaders do God – a collection of essays on how current and former heads of state engage with faith...