Analysis & Opinion
The coalition government beefed up the role of departmental non-executives, and have encouraged talented people into the posts. But many gave found the roles frustrating and there is room to strengthen their contribution
The former DWP perm sec despairs at the speed of ministerial churn, but argues that there is a...
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If government has to give a running commentary on the Brexit talks, then the negotiations will suffer. Sometimes secrecy can be in the national interest
As claims and revelations engulf the worlds of politics and entertainment, Whitehall must make sure its procedures are up to scratch
The way harassment is dealt with in Whitehall has changed significantly in the last 30 years – particularly the culture that said you just had to put up with it
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
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
A new book examines the myths about management in a way that could help many aspiring or experienced managers
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
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.
Geoffrey Lyons reviews two books on debt by men who had key roles following the financial crisis
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
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
As government struggles to negotiate, legislate and implement Brexit, we need clear accountability. It is rime for DExEU to step up and take charge