Civil service race champion said it could take 10 years for progress on racial diversity to match that made on gender
Perm sec Richard Heaton slammed for “less than satisfactory” response to prison pressures
Day of action marks response to "12% real terms fall in wages” over past decade, says union
Feature: Outgoing civil service commissioners on how Brexit, pay restraint and diversity affect Whitehall
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 Goldwag and Angela Sarkis sat down with Civil Service World to reflect on their time in post and consider how Brexit, pay restraint and the drive to improve diversity will affect the civil service.
New research by the Public Chairs’ Forum (PCF), Association of Chief Executives (ACE) and Institute for Government (IfG) highlights the need for greater consistency, strategic collaboration, transparency, and better cross-government working to improve partnerships between arm’s-length bodies (ALBs) and government departments. Here’s what can be done.
Amber Rudd asks Migration Advisory Council to assess economic impact of a fall in the number of workers coming to the UK
Feature: Perm secs Alex Chisholm and Richard Heaton reveal top Whitehall concerns and share leadership tips
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
Publication of the strategy comes after court challenge to set out plans
A new international league table shows where the civil service is world classed – and where Whitehall is lagging behind. Sharing of practice can help tackle shared problems
Minority governments evoke fear of chaos, but there may be an upside to the uncertainty, says IfG’s constitutional change expert
Watchdog says too few impact assessments on new regulations are fit for purpose
Policies without adequate funds for implementation are little more than hot air, says the FDA general secretary
Civil servants fear uncertainty and, these days, a lack of direction is a real challenge for government, says Andrew Greenway