15 October 2019

Former officials have an increasingly public role in national debate – is that always a good thing? Suzannah Brecknell explores how retired mandarins balance their duty to contribute to the public...

30 September 2019

Alanna Reid, a policy adviser at the Cabinet Office’s public appointments policy team, reports on an intersectionality event held by the Cabinet Office LGBT+ Network and Gender Equality Group as...

18 September 2019

Mallory Compton and Paul ’t Hart argue that knowing what went wrong in the past doesn’t always help governments get things right in the future

4 September 2019

Officials who fear change should be wary, writes Andrew Greenway, while Andrew Kakabadse warns his analysis of the civil service overlooks the values that drive civil servants

9 August 2019

Former civil servant Steve O'Neil takes a fresh look at the appliance of science at the heart of government

5 August 2019

John Manzoni highlights the progress being made on the use of data as an asset to counter fraud, and invites civil servants and all interested sectors to share and contribute to a government...

18 October 2019

Head of the government property profession Janet Young tells Civil Service World how she is helping build expertise around government.

17 October 2019

Jonathan Owen reports on a round table discussion exploring how government can adopt and exploit the potential of automation and artificial intelligence

16 October 2019

Technological change presents an opportunity for things to be done in a different way. Jonathan Owen reports on a round table where leading civil servants came together to work out how to go about...

23 July 2019

Some surprising figures have invited management consultants into Whitehall over the past six decades, although their private-sector expertise has not always been directed where it was needed most...

17 June 2019

Isabel Hardman’s examination of the inhabitants of parliament reveals some of the factors that have contributed to the country’s current crisis, writes Anthony Fitzsimmons

24 May 2019

A vivid account by a meritocratic polymath, Lord Levene’s memoirs leave Peter Hennessy pondering why peacetime Britain produces so few ‘fixers’ of his calibre