5 June 2018

External evidence and expertise is crucial to good policy making – a new report from the Institute for Government sets out how Whitehall can use it better

4 June 2018

The Windrush scandal again shows the need for government to address departmental culture. Companies focused on customer service can help provide the answer

15 May 2018

Amber Rudd’s decision to resign comes as no surprise, but the full picture of accountability for Windrush is much more complex

2 May 2018

Many internationally lauded ideas for improving how government work have come from the UK – but even when they are copied many in the civil service view central reforming units like the Prime...

1 May 2018

There can often be a daunting space between policy development and delivery in government – a space where policy ideas can be undermined as they move from one team to another. Here are...

23 April 2018

It is easy for politicians to blame immigration officers and other civil servants tasked with implementing immigration rules and regulations. But to do so unfairly distracts from the all but...

12 June 2018

A refreshed plan to move civil servants out of London to be published this summer could be a landmark change to how civil servants work. Richard Johnstone looks at what to expect

30 May 2018

Proven to reduce formal disputes, mediation is a vital tool for resolving conflicts at work. Chief people officer Rupert McNeil explains how government is re-launching its internal mediation...

29 May 2018

Construction of the new submarines to maintain the UK’s nuclear deterrent is the latest major government scheme to be undertaken by a dedicated project delivery company. Richard Johnstone looks at...

11 July 2017

Geoffrey Lyons reviews Nick Spencer’s The Mighty and the Almighty: How Political Leaders do God – a collection of essays on how current and former heads of state engage with faith...