Interviews & Features
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...
Commission impossible: Why skills gaps and unrealistic expectations mean outsourcing is failing to deliver
Bureaucrat-turned-academic Gary Sturgess argues Whitehall needs to up its game on public service...
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As the Civil Service Commission highlights “negligible” progress on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic diversity in its annual report – and cautions that appointment panels often face “...
Alastair Whitehead, Theresa May's private secretary for home affairs, also shares how he draws on his policing experience for life in Whitehall
Digital technology is having an impact on civil service workplaces, but is that enough to drive transformation? Gill Hitchcock reports on a recent round table discussion
Don't wait for 'the one' and take inspiration from Lennon and McCartney: job-sharing tips from civil servants
We hear how job-sharing can improve engagement and effectiveness – and what the civil service is doing to support it
George Bridges reflects on the life of his uncle, who was son of Second World War-era cabinet secretary Edward Bridges
Brexit trade challenges, ministerial directions and achieving gender parity: Lunch with Sir Martin Donnelly
The outgoing permanent secretary of the Department for International Trade breaks bread with Jess Bowie
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Former No. 10 policy adviser Daniel Korski tells Sam Trendall about his plans to create an armada of UK tech players to compete with the best California has to offer – and why he needed to leave...
As the new apprenticeships system gets into full swing, Suzannah Brecknell meets Peter Lauener, the man charged with setting up the institute which will put employers front and centre
Deaf civil servant Lisa Baldock has been on a mission to improve the working lives of disabled civil servants across government – something possible thanks to the life-changing impact of her...
Performance measurement has been a fact of life in the public sector for longer than most people realise. Colin Talbot traces its past and where it may go next
Veteran negotiator Jonathan Powell has had a hand in some of the most important deals in the UK’s recent history. He offers some Brexit wisdom to John Ashmore