Government drawing up emergency sanctions laws for after Brexit

28 April 2017

Ministers are drafting new laws so the Government can continue imposing sanctions on foreign countries after Brexit, it has been reported.

New research: 10 signs your delivery unit is going off the rails

27 April 2017

Institute for Government report draws lessons from global take-up of Blair-era innovation

MPs call for radical shake up of public spending accounting

27 April 2017

Current government reporting of public spending does not allow public to properly assess value for money of policies, according to report

DfE property firm ‘to pay staff above civil service rates’

26 April 2017

Public Accounts Committee says the Department for Education lacks grip on school places plan

Labour pledges to end 1% pay cap for NHS staff

26 April 2017

Announcement comes as Labour announces Jeremy Corbyn has held talks with Sir Jeremy Heywood

NAO calls for 'stock take' of government property plans

26 April 2017

Spending watchdog finds departments are getting better value for money from their estates, but warns plans to share and centrally manage property are not making headway

General election 2017: manifestos and the trouble with a snap vote

24 April 2017

Faced with an unexpected election, political parties will be scrambling to write manifestos – and civil servants will be working to analyse them. Steve O’Neil sets out what to look for...

Dave Penman on life and taxes

24 April 2017

Momentous life events remind us why the last thing we need is politicians playing fast and loose with our public services

Garry Graham: Latest Treasury civil service pay guidance is not fit for purpose

24 April 2017

New pay guidance for the civil service shows why the government must adopt a more sophisticated approach to pay and reward

Pubs, floods and schools: One civil servant’s experience shadowing an MP

19 April 2017

Insolvency Service investigator Claire Entwistle recounts the impressions and insights she picked up while shadowing Louise Haigh MP

Submissions of authority: Does key civil service decision-making process work?

10 April 2017

Submissions to ministers are integral to how government works, but the system may not lead to the best decisions

Sue Cameron: Learning the lessons from Whitehall history

6 April 2017

 Attempts to boost officials’ understanding of history are laudable, but will they work?

Sherin Aminossehe interview: Government property chief on desk space, relocating civil servants and land disposal

21 April 2017

An epiphanal moment in Saudi Arabia prompted Sherin Aminossehe to swap life at a major global architecture practice for the civil service, where she now leads the Government Property Unit. She...

Catherine Brown interview: Food Standards Agency chief on modern regulation and the horse meat scandal

10 April 2017

Outgoing Food Standards Agency chief executive Catherine Brown believed she had a job with a low media profile until the horse meat scandal raced over the horizon. She tells Mark Smulian about the...

Interview: GDS leader Kevin Cunnington on Whitehall 'self-help groups', spend controls and cold water swimming

16 March 2017

After a tumultuous first six months as director general of the Government Digital Service, Kevin Cunnington has finally got the long-awaited Transformation Strategy off his desk and is looking...

Sue Owen interview: the DCMS perm sec on her small department with big ideas

13 March 2017

With staff numbers and responsibilities growing, DCMS is undergoing something of a renaissance. Permanent secretary Sue Owen tells Suzannah Brecknell about the importance...

Bronwyn Hill interview: the former Defra chief on Brexit, nuclear and the day Owen Paterson made a splash

15 February 2017

Once credited as the woman who “smashed Whitehall’s glass ceiling”, Bronwyn Hill spent four years as Defra permanent secretary until she stepped down in 2015. She tells Sam Macrory about her new...

What will Brexit mean for Defra?

13 April 2017

Untangling the UK’s complicated relationship with European environmental policies and subsidies could be the hardest part of leaving the EU. Mark Rowe reports

Roundtable: Making data-driven services a reality

5 April 2017

Civil Service World brought together a panel of IT experts from across the civil service to explore the opportunities and challenges presented by the use of data in policymaking and delivery

"The glue binding departments together" – ten things you may not know about the Cabinet Office

1 March 2017

The Cabinet Office has been at the heart of government for the past 100 years – yet it remains shrouded in mystery. Historian Sir Anthony Seldon – author of new book The Cabinet Office...