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Nicola Sturgeon launches SNP's 2015 election manifesto

20 April 2015

SNP leader and Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon sets out party's plans to 'change the direction' of next government, as David Cameron pledges yearly Treasury and Cabinet Office review of...

Nicola Sturgeon at the Glasgow Hydro

Nicola Sturgeon to launch SNP manifesto

20 April 2015

SNP leader and Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon to set out party's plans to 'change the direction' of next government

Nick Clegg and David Cameron

Peter Riddell: 2015 election outcome likely to be more ‘complicated’ than 2010

16 April 2015

‘Fragmentation’ and coalition wariness will make post-election talks more ‘complicated’, Institute for Government director Peter Riddell tells UCL event

Dave Penman

Dave Penman: Civil service media rule change was surprising and confusing

20 April 2015

Changes to civil service media rules dreamt up in Whitehall look very different to officials on the frontline, argues ...

David Cameron

What does the 2015 Conservative manifesto mean for the civil service?

16 April 2015

In the second of CSW's in-depth assessments of the party manifestos, Mark Rowe picks apart the Tory document to find out what the party has in store for the civil service

Ed Miliband manifesto 2015

What does the 2015 Labour manifesto mean for the civil service?

14 April 2015
In the first of CSW's in-depth assessments of the party manifestos, Colin Marrs picks apart Labour's document to find out what the party has in store for the civil service
Margaret Hodge photographed by Paul Heartfield for Civil Service World

Quizzing the inquisitor: the Margaret Hodge interview

16 April 2015

Before Margaret Hodge returned to being simply the Labour candidate for Barking, she spoke to Matt Foster about HMRC, claims of grandstanding...

Alastair Campbell

'Civil servants still phone me up on the sly' - CSW interviews Alastair Campbell

9 April 2015

Alastair Campbell helped change the relationship between government and Whitehall forever. But it wasn’t all bad, he tells JP O’Malley – in fact civil servants still phone him up for advice today...

Louise Casey

Speaking truth to power: CSW interviews Troubled Families tsar Louise Casey

24 March 2015

From the homeless and crime victims to the abused children of Rotherham, Louise Casey has spent her career fighting for society’s most vulnerable. Sarah Aston meets her. Photos by Tal Cohen

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Gamification: When governments up their game

7 April 2015

Cutting-edge communications and training campaigns are using the theories and technologies behind the best video games, says Joshua Chambers

Leadership lessons

27 March 2015

It’s two years since the launch of the Major Projects Leadership Academy, a training school designed to improve the leadership of big public sector schemes. With 100 graduates now under its belt,...

A picture of the First ever printed copy of Magna Carta, 1508, on display in Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy.

Exhibition review: Magna Carta – Law, Liberty, Legacy

30 March 2015

The British Library’s major new show marks the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. After a morning spent among scrolls and artifacts – including King John’s back molars – Jacqueline Tenreiro gives...

Boris Johnson

Review: Boris Johnson's The Churchill Factor

20 March 2015

The London mayor’s adoring paean to Churchill sometimes reads as an effort to reflect some glory back onto its author, writes John Ashmore