Commissioners will oversee recruitment into the civil service and sit on selection boards for top posts
New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues at Dods People
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee calls for government to quicken response to MPs warnings over cyber security
Civil servant who led Troubled Families programme to leave Whitehall to take up roles in voluntary sector and academia
General election guidance published by Cabinet Office sets out rules for civil servants in snap election campaign
Former Cabinet Office minister details plan of action for newly-launched drive to free industry from unnecessary EU bureaucracy
Review suggests priorities and spending decisions should be “more explicitly informed” by the return they provide on investment
Commons Procedure Committee demands beefed-up model for examining government's Main Supply Estimates
DWP, MoD, MoJ and Home Office continue to get most Freedom of Information requests, figures show
Faced with an unexpected election, political parties will be scrambling to write manifestos – and civil servants will be working to analyse them. Steve O’Neil sets out what to look for...
Momentous life events remind us why the last thing we need is politicians playing fast and loose with our public services
New pay guidance for the civil service shows why the government must adopt a more sophisticated approach to pay and reward
Insolvency Service investigator Claire Entwistle recounts the impressions and insights she picked up while shadowing Louise Haigh MP
Submissions to ministers are integral to how government works, but the system may not lead to the best decisions
Attempts to boost officials’ understanding of history are laudable, but will they work?
Sherin Aminossehe interview: Government property chief on desk space, relocating civil servants and land disposal
An epiphanal moment in Saudi Arabia prompted Sherin Aminossehe to swap life at a major global architecture practice for the civil service, where she now leads the Government Property Unit. She...
Catherine Brown interview: Food Standards Agency chief on modern regulation and the horse meat scandal
Outgoing Food Standards Agency chief executive Catherine Brown believed she had a job with a low media profile until the horse meat scandal raced over the horizon. She tells Mark Smulian about the...
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...
Untangling the UK’s complicated relationship with European environmental policies and subsidies could be the hardest part of leaving the EU. Mark Rowe reports
Civil Service World brought together a panel of IT experts from across the civil service to explore the opportunities and challenges presented by the use of data in policymaking and delivery
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...
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