Analysis & Opinion
Over-zealous application of 'purdah' rules are having worrying consequences for environmental discussions, argues Bob Ward of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
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Little is known about the contribution of non-executives in Whitehall departments since their role was expanded in 2010. A new study aims to find out how they work
The run up to an election creates time to review what Whitehall comms projects have gone well and to learn lessons that can be used with the incoming government
Civil servants across Whitehall are preparing day one briefing packs for new ministers. Andrew Greenway recalls it as a dubious honour
Whitehall can still face tricky decisions during an election and the purdah period can create problems – as demonstrated by the High Court battle over air quality guidelines
Governments across the world have been reducing the size of their civil service. What impact does this have on the employees who remain?
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
Momentous life events remind us why the last thing we need is politicians playing fast and loose with our public services
New pay guidance for the civil service shows why the government must adopt a more sophisticated approach to pay and reward
Confirmation of a snap general election leaves major bills and policies in jeopardy
Insolvency Service investigator Claire Entwistle recounts the impressions and insights she picked up while shadowing Louise Haigh MP
The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee’s report on the lessons from the EU referendum raises a number of important issues that deserve further attention.
Submissions to ministers are integral to how government works, but the system may not lead to the best decisions