17 April 2018

The sacking of Nick Hardwick as chair of the Parole Board has raised questions about the future of the body – including how ministers will be able to find a successor, says Suzannah Brecknell

10 April 2018

An in-depth review of the effectiveness of the civil service has focused in on the relationship between officials and political leaders as the key fault line. If it can be improved, so can policy...

9 April 2018

This year, the UK hosted the first International Public Fraud Symposiom. Mark Cheeseman, deputy director, public sector fraud at the Cabinet Office, explains how the event came about, and what his...

5 April 2018

The departure of the director of public prosecutions is just one example where public servants have faced scrutiny from a hostile media. It is time ministers had the courage to challenge...

28 March 2018

A project aimed at measuring the legitimacy of government revealed some lessons for politicians and civil servants alike. Suzannah Brecknell considers how to improve the connection between the...

27 February 2018

Parliament’s senior learning projects officer Claire Bogue describes the work behind a recently launched Massive Open Online Course on select committees

12 April 2018

The civil service has made progress in the way it shares and uses data, but a recent round table concluded that officials must make sure they don’t lose momentum as they try to realise the full...

27 March 2018

As the Equality and Human Rights Commission marks its 10th anniversary, it is running a series of events to ask: how fair is Britain? Tamsin Rutter reports on a round table bringing together...

21 March 2018

Kate McGavin and Helen Williams, deputy directors from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, are part-time, ambitious, and happy to share – both their job, and their wisdom on...

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...