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Antonia Romeo on running the new Department for International Trade and cross-Whitehall working on Brexit

18 September 2017

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,...

Oliver Morley on how to unlock the car of the future and the impact of pay restraint on DVLA

18 August 2017

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

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...

Interview: Arts and Humanities Research Council chief Andrew Thompson on the impact of Brexit and importance of history in policymaking

8 August 2017

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...

From Jags to jabs: how Jeremy Marlow went from John Prescott’s speechwriter to driving NHS efficiency

2 August 2017

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...

Feature: Outgoing civil service commissioners on how Brexit, pay restraint and diversity affect Whitehall

28 July 2017

At the end of March, three members of the Civil Service Commission, which regulates recruitment and promotes the Civil Service Code, ended their five-year term in office. Kathryn Bishop, Wanda...

Feature: Perm secs Alex Chisholm and Richard Heaton reveal top Whitehall concerns and share leadership tips

26 July 2017

Departmental chiefs open up about areas of concern across government, including the need to focus on delivery and the impact of London house prices on the civil service

Tony Meggs interview: Infrastructure chief on improving delivery and getting project management professionals into Whitehall's most senior roles

25 July 2017

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...

How do you design optimal digital services for your users?

20 July 2017

Understanding users is vital to any change project – but it’s not a simple task. Colin Marrs reports on a round table exploring innovative methods of user research