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...

Grenfell Tower inquiry: nine lessons from previous Whitehall probes

4 August 2017

The government has recently set up a number of high-profile inquiries, including into child sexual abuse and the Grenfell Tower fire. As the terms of reference for the Grenfell Tower probe are...

Antonia Romeo reflects on the Department for International Trade's first year

13 July 2017

Established as Theresa May came to power, the international trade department has spent the last year supporting business and laying the groundwork for future trade deals, argues its permanent...

Gavin Freeguard: How open data can address Whitehall's challenges in the next five years

29 June 2017

If Theresa May wants to inspire confidence after a bruising election campaign, she should embrace openness and accountability

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...