Analysis & Opinion
Philip Hammond heralded an end to austerity, but with growing pressures set to squeeze services further, his Budget can’t meet the public’s expectations
I may not fit into the box of a 'typical civil servant' – but I am helping to change that: HMRC's digital chief Jacky Wright on celebrating difference
Black History Month reminds us that celebrating differences helps people understand other people...
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More questions than answers for local government and devolution in a Budget that prioritised paving over short-term cracks rather than addressing long-term challenges, says Charlotte Morgan, a policy researcher at New Local Government Network
Trade unions may have lost their court challenge to the government’s pay guidance for civil servants, but the process has revealed details about the decision that was unknown before, says Prospect’s deputy general secretary
Sir Jeremy Heywood reflects on his civil service career as he announces he is to step down as Cabinet secretary to focus on his treatment for cancer
When the history of Brexit is written, it will be some of this country’s political leaders, not its civil service, that will be subject to the harshest scrutiny, says the former DWP perm sec
The government faces tough choices on spending, and it’s time it involved the public in that discussion
As the OneTeamGov LGBT* gender identity and sexual orientation event kicks off in Manchester, Jonathan Mills, executive team gender identity and sexual orientation champion at the Department for Work and Pensions, writes about why providing a space to bring LGBT communities together and share ideas.
Norman Strauss recently argued in CSW that there was a need to create a new ministry for the opposition to help change the civil service and share its expertise more widely across society. In this response, Catherine Haddon, a senior fellow and resident historian at the Institute for Government, sets out why she thinks such a proposal is flawed
The Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Incentive Inquiry shows what can happen when these values are undermined, writes the FDA chief
HMRC has been at the forefront of the government’s smarter working agenda, and is attempting to change the culture across one of government’s biggest organisations. There are lessons for other departments in the progress so far, says Luke Heselwood
Parliament’s important role of policymaking is not well understood by all civil servants. As its work on Brexit increases, it is time to change that
The civil service has many skills but finds itself resistant to change. It needs to disseminate itself more widely across society – and a new ministry for the opposition could do it, according to Margaret Thatcher’s former policy advisor Norman Strauss