The political parties in Northern Ireland have failed to reach an agreement to form a new power-sharing Executive following the elections this month. The consequences could include the re-introduction of direct rule from Westminster
Centralised purchasing body still needs to develop full business case, according to committee...
Health Select Committee calls for stronger measures to tax unhealthy food and drink, plus clearer warnings on future action
New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues at Dods People
Jean-Claude Juncker has warned Theresa May that Britian will have to pay a multi-billion pound bill when it quits the EU.
Centralised purchasing body still needs to develop full business case, according to committee
Watchdog warns demands of service pressures, major projects and Brexit are outpacing Whitehall’s capacity to deliver at a time of staffing restrictions and spending restraint
Cridland Review dubs guaranteed 2.5% annual rise unaffordable and calls for acceleration of retirement age to 68 sooner than scheduled
Prime minister leads parliament in paying tribute to those affected
New department says £125k role will focus on developing its “underpinning foundations”, building values and forming its culture
Read an eyewitness account of the attack on Parliament from Kevin Schofield, the editor of CSW's sister site PoliticsHome
Expanding a government policy that allows people to use the value of their home to pay for social care without having to sell the property could unlock money at a time of growing demand
Industrial tribunals are set to become more high profile this year, which could represent a reputational risk to departments, but there are a number of steps managers can take
PACAC chair tells CSW it is a promising moment for civil service reform, but ministers must play their part too
The latest round of efficiency savings demanded by the Treasury will set civil servants off on a merry dance. Given the official hours devoted to such reviews, is it time for rethink?
Departmental chiefs must work to create an environment that’s good for body and mind
With the appointment of Mark Sedwill, Britain is now on its fourth national security adviser since 2010. Dr Joe Devanny asks whether such churn at the top really makes for effective government
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...
With staff numbers and responsibilities growing, DCMS is undergoing something of a renaissance. Permanent secretary Sue Owen tells Suzannah Brecknell about the importance...
Interview: BEIS perm sec Alex Chisholm on merging DECC and BIS, the Industrial Strategy, and the Brexit challenge
Nine days after his appointment as permanent secretary of the Department of Energy & Climate Change, Alex Chisholm suddenly found himself running the newly-formed Department for...
Bronwyn Hill interview: the former Defra chief on Brexit, nuclear and the day Owen Paterson made a splash
Once credited as the woman who “smashed Whitehall’s glass ceiling”, Bronwyn Hill spent four years as Defra permanent secretary until she stepped down in 2015. She tells Sam Macrory about her new...
Exit interview: Sir Derek Jones on a "quiet revolution" and his stint as the Welsh government's top civil servant
Just before he stepped down as permanent secretary of the Welsh Government, Sir Derek Jones told CSW's Suzannah Brecknell why, despite the challenges ahead, civil servants should be...
Five years into his job as the UK's top official, Sir Jeremy Heywood faces his greatest challenge yet – ensuring the civil service he leads is ready for the mammoth task of leaving the European...
The Cabinet Office has been at the heart of government for the past 100 years – yet it remains shrouded in mystery. Historian Sir Anthony Seldon – author of new book The Cabinet Office...
The civil service has set its sights on being the UK’s most inclusive employer. Mark Smulian reports on efforts to make that vision a reality for disabled staff, and hears personal stories about...
Civil Service World's regular guide to the very best in Whitehallese
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow review: "A hefty account of the man who helped shape the future of the United States"
Geoffrey Lyons reviews Ron Chernow's biography of the enterprising statesman whose legacy endures in modern America
The End of Alchemy by Mervyn King review: "excellent primer on the basic flaws underlying our economic system"
Geoffrey Lyons reviews Mervyn King's accessible take on the rudimentary failings of modern finance
First Lady: the Life and Wars of Clementine Churchill, review: 'fascinating account of an under appreciated woman'
Geoffrey Lyons reviews Sonia Purnell’s enthralling new biography of one of Britain’s most misunderstood figures