After a shaky start, the Crown Commercial Service is changing the way it works with departments in a bid to improve the government’s buying habits. But chief executive Malcolm Harrison tells Richard Johnstone that its success shouldn’t be measured by savings alone, as he sets out the frustrations – and fun – of cross-government working
After a shaky start, the Crown Commercial Service is changing the way it works with departments...
Interview: Whitehall tech pioneer Tony Singleton on two decades at the forefront of digital government
After calling time on a long civil-service career earlier this year, the former Directgov and GDS leader discusses how digital government has evolved during the 20 years he spent as one of its leading advocates
Civil service people chief Rupert McNeil on diversity, the pay cap, and why Whitehall needs a 'Casualty' not a 'Yes Minister' image
After 21 months in government, Rupert McNeil, chief people officer and head of civil service HR, tells Tamsin Rutter about the importance of inclusive leadership and that the future of work is people, not technology.
HM Courts and Tribunals Service’s Susan Acland-Hood on digital courts, making big changes and her Whitehall hammock
As head of HM Courts and Tribunals Service, the Ministry of Justice executive agency that runs the judicial system in England and Wales, Susan Acland-Hood is overseeing wide-ranging reforms to the operation of courts across the country. She tells Richard Johnstone how the changes will improve access to justice
Digital director John Sheridan tells Civil Service World's sister publication PublicTechnology about changes not only to how the UK’s official archive operates, but to the very nature of archiving
Warren Smith also opens up on how the launch of the Crown Marketplace will reshape central government procurement
Interview: DWP's Kit Collingwood-Richardson on One Team Government and bridging Whitehall's digital divide
The One Team Government movement has big ambitions to reform how Whitehall works by getting different professions and departments to work better together. PublicTechnology meets its co-founder Kit Collingwood-Richardson to find out more
Antonia Romeo on running the new Department for International Trade and cross-Whitehall working on Brexit
In her first interview as permanent secretary of the Department for International Trade, Antonia Romeo tells Richard Johnstone about the progress already made, and the Brexit challenges to come, for this brand new ministry.
The DVLA chief executive explains to Civil Service World how the agency has been transformed into a digital business, and what Whitehall can learn from its base in Swansea
Interview: Arts and Humanities Research Council chief Andrew Thompson on the impact of Brexit and importance of history in policymaking
As an academic specialising in modern empire, Andrew Thompson knows a lot about the trials and tribulations of large organisations. He also runs one. The chief executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Council tells Geoffrey Lyons about the council’s impending transformation and the importance of understanding the past to shape the future
Life as a civil servant, how to manage red boxes and lessons from NHS reform: Lunch with… Andrew Lansley
Baron Lansley reflects on life in government versus life as a civil servant, over a pot of Earl Grey with Suzannah Brecknell
From Jags to jabs: how Jeremy Marlow went from John Prescott’s speechwriter to driving NHS efficiency
After a wide-ranging career in the civil service, including a spell as John Prescott’s speechwriter, Jeremy Marlow is now focused on driving efficiency in the NHS. He speaks to Richard Vize about what Whitehall and the health service can learn from each other
Tony Meggs interview: Infrastructure chief on improving delivery and getting project management professionals into Whitehall's most senior roles
After a career at the top of industry, Tony Meggs joined the civil service to lead Whitehall’s work on project management. He speaks to Richard Johnstone about improving delivery across government and his ambitions for the profession