Professions

Not picking up the Slack: Whitehall instant messaging clampdown reveals lack of trust in civil servants

23 June 2017

Group chat services can make civil servants more efficient by reducing email overload. If government does not embrace them, it will lose out

OPINION: From spad to good? After Timothy and Hill, now is the time to end government by fear and abuse

12 June 2017

The former DWP permanent secretary argues for a return to civility in the corridors of power, and offers his tips for preventing the ascendance of overmighty special advisers whose presence...

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Law

Government prisoner legal aid cuts judged ‘unlawful’ by Court of Appeal

11 April 2017

Rules introduced by ministers to stop legal aid being granted to prisoners in certain situations have been deemed unlawful by the Court of Appeal

Unions welcome ‘landmark ruling’ in Home Office discrimination case

6 April 2017

Supreme Court rules that civil servants do not need to prove disadvantage to bring tribunal cases over assessment system

DfT publishes Gibb report into Southern Railway woes

22 June 2017

Transport secretary Chris Grayling insists services are improving and some recommendations are already being implemented

Justice secretary confirms MoJ prison recruitment plan

22 June 2017

Lidington pledges to continue reform programme, but Labour criticise lack of legislation the Queen’s Speech

Bright ideas: How could an industrial strategy affect public services?

25 May 2017

Theresa May’s fledgling post-Brexit industrial strategy seeks to use government purchasing power to boost UK business if the Conservatives remain in power. Colin Marrs looks at historical...

Not picking up the Slack: Whitehall instant messaging clampdown reveals lack of trust in civil servants

23 June 2017

Group chat services can make civil servants more efficient by reducing email overload. If government does not embrace them, it will lose out

Carol Tullo interview: National Archives director on leadership, digital record-keeping, and the benefits of peer support

1 June 2017

After starting her career in law Carol Tullo has now worked in the civil service for 20 years. She talks to Suzannah Brecknell about two decades worth of change, Whitehall milestones and the...