Analysis & Opinion
A reform plan for national statistics is intended to improve the evidence available to policymakers. Iain Bell, the deputy national statistician for population and public policy statistics at the UK Statistics Authority, sets out how civil servants can help make this a reality.
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A cabinet minister’s first day at their new department can set the tone for years to come. Andrew Greenway recalls those early encounters
For a public sector only just beginning to adapt to the demands of digital data, the looming General Data Protection Regulation obligations could be alarming. Jane Roberts of Toplevel asks how the GDPR will differ from existing legislation
Recording the extent of Whitehall's long-hours culture is the first step to a better deal for civil servants
There is an increasing clamour for a constitutional convention in the UK to review devolution and design a post-Brexit blueprint. Alan Renwick and Robert Hazell set out the key features for such a review.
Martin Stanley recalls his own shift into the world of watchdogs and introduces his new ‘Understanding Regulation’ website
Prime minister Theresa May can’t afford to shut herself off from good, impartial advice
Dan Corry, former special adviser and head of the charity think tank NPC, argues that the public and charity sectors must learn from each other as they face joint challenges of capacity, governance and transformation
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
Brexit isn’t the only difficult issue that next month’s vote needs to fix
Last week's cyber hack exploited weaknesses in widely used computing systems across the public sector, particularly the NHS. Leaders need to get better at evaluating the small risk of very serious harm and getting vulnerabilities onto ministerial agendas
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