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Get to know… Civil Service START, the network for new civil servants

3 November 2017

Civil Service START is a new cross-Government network for civil servants in the first five years of their careers. Run by and for new starters, the network aims to help new colleagues connect with peers and discover the wide range of work that goes on across the civil service.

Civil servants lack basic training, like ministers who do as they're told and opposed the poll tax: four ex-ministers share their views

27 October 2017

Baroness Stowell, Lord Heseltine, Baroness Warsi and Harriet Harman are the latest former minsters to look back on their time in Whitehall as part of the Institute for Government’s Ministers Reflect series. They reveal the good and the bad of the civil service

Book review: Myths of Management – what people get wrong about being the boss

26 October 2017

A new book examines the myths about management in a way that could help many aspiring or experienced managers

Opinion: the civil service needs to think about more than pay to attract the next generation

25 October 2017

Government will need to think about more than salary and pension offers for the workers of the future if it is to remain an employer of choice

Top tips from civil service chief John Manzoni and others on how public bodies can prepare for Brexit

23 October 2017

Many public bodies are concerned about the impact Brexit could have on them, with possible funding changes, staffing issues and uncertainty over future standards. Susanna Smith of the Public Chairs’ Forum explains what they can do to reduce the risk.

Opinion: The civil service is in crisis. This must not go to waste

17 October 2017

It is time for government to acknowledge why the desired outcomes for public services are not being delivered. But this will require challenging Whitehall’s survivors

Civil Service Compensation Scheme: let’s get it right this time

12 October 2017

The PCS won a victory in getting the latest changes to civil service redundancy payments ruled unlawful. The government can’t ignore the views of unions again

Opinion: A new purpose for DExEU in Brexit

10 October 2017

As government struggles to negotiate, legislate and implement Brexit, we need clear accountability. It is rime for DExEU to step up and take charge