“Fairness and simplicity tend to be at odds” – reflections from the outgoing head of the Office of Tax Simplification
After six years at the helm of this tiny Whitehall team, John Whiting is standing down. Here he shares his experiences of trying to simplify Britain’s fiendish tax system – and what he’s learnt in the process
In making bids for more powers, many councils have moved outside their comfort zone to craft plans that improve local services. Can the same be said of central government?
MPs highlight that workforce planning in Whitehall only gives “high-level view” of staffing requirements
Government will be in listening mode once new city region mayors are in place, says growth unit boss
PACAC chair tells CSW it is a promising moment for civil service reform, but ministers must play their part too
Auditor general says he has support for plan from Whitehall permanent secretaries
Interview: GDS leader Kevin Cunnington on Whitehall 'self-help groups', spend controls and cold water swimming
After a tumultuous first six months as director general of the Government Digital Service, Kevin Cunnington has finally got the long-awaited Transformation Strategy off his desk and is looking forward to an office move. Rebecca Hill meets him.
Microsoft Surface has helped Cheshire Police reduce paperwork and free up time
Wide-ranging plan includes announcement of new "Digital Government Partnership" to encourage innovation in Whitehall – as Labour's Louise Haigh blasts "recycled announcements and meagre commitments"
Public Chairs Forum, Association of Chief Executives and the Institute for Government will track progress on the Cabinet Office's bid to improve relationships between departments and ALBs
Lesley Ann Nash, the Cabinet Office's director for public bodies reform, explains how the government's new code is aiming to shift relationships between departments and arm’s-length bodies away from compliance and control towards a proportionate, risk-based partnership model
Civil service chief John Manzoni laments NHS care.data "misstep" – and sets out Whitehall's vision for big data
Retaining public trust “absolutely critical" to plans for data-drive government, says the civil service CEO