Civil Service Commission appoints five new members

24 April 2017

Commissioners will oversee recruitment into the civil service and sit on selection boards for top posts

Latest civil service & public affairs moves — April 24

24 April 2017

New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues at Dods People

Jenkin urges government to tackle cyber interference before election

24 April 2017

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee calls for government to quicken response to MPs warnings over cyber security

Louise Casey to leave government

24 April 2017

Civil servant who led Troubled Families programme to leave Whitehall to take up roles in voluntary sector and academia

Pre-election contact underway between Labour and perm secs

24 April 2017

General election guidance published by Cabinet Office sets out rules for civil servants in snap election campaign

Public Health England told to make better use of value-for-money data

21 April 2017

Review suggests priorities and spending decisions should be “more explicitly informed” by the return they provide on investment

MPs seek end to ‘after the fact’ spending scrutiny

20 April 2017

Commons Procedure Committee demands beefed-up model for examining government's Main Supply Estimates

4% fall in FOI requests in 2016, Cabinet Office reveals

20 April 2017

DWP, MoD, MoJ and Home Office continue to get most Freedom of Information requests, figures show

General election 2017: manifestos and the trouble with a snap vote

24 April 2017

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...

Dave Penman on life and taxes

24 April 2017

Momentous life events remind us why the last thing we need is politicians playing fast and loose with our public services

Garry Graham: Latest Treasury civil service pay guidance is not fit for purpose

24 April 2017

New pay guidance for the civil service shows why the government must adopt a more sophisticated approach to pay and reward

Pubs, floods and schools: One civil servant’s experience shadowing an MP

19 April 2017

Insolvency Service investigator Claire Entwistle recounts the impressions and insights she picked up while shadowing Louise Haigh MP

Submissions of authority: Does key civil service decision-making process work?

10 April 2017

Submissions to ministers are integral to how government works, but the system may not lead to the best decisions

Sue Cameron: Learning the lessons from Whitehall history

6 April 2017

 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

21 April 2017

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

10 April 2017

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

16 March 2017

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...

Sue Owen interview: the DCMS perm sec on her small department with big ideas

13 March 2017

With staff numbers and responsibilities growing, DCMS is undergoing something of a renaissance. Permanent secretary Sue Owen tells Suzannah Brecknell about the importance...

Bronwyn Hill interview: the former Defra chief on Brexit, nuclear and the day Owen Paterson made a splash

15 February 2017

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...

What will Brexit mean for Defra?

13 April 2017

Untangling the UK’s complicated relationship with European environmental policies and subsidies could be the hardest part of leaving the EU. Mark Rowe reports

Roundtable: Making data-driven services a reality

5 April 2017

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 glue binding departments together" – ten things you may not know about the Cabinet Office

1 March 2017

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...