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25 January 2018

These three resolutions will help civil servants prepare for the challenges and political uncertainty of 2018

23 January 2018

The lack of clarity on the future working rights for civil servants from EU countries will not be resolved by good intentions, says Prospect’s Sue Ferns. Action is needed now

19 January 2018

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

18 January 2018
Turbulent times require great leaders – but what does that mean for a modern civil service? Kit Collingwood-Richardson reflects on what she’s learned about leadership from the One Team Government movement
11 January 2018

The former DWP perm sec despairs at the speed of ministerial churn, but argues that there is a way to slow Westminster's revolving doors

11 January 2018

The prime minister’s reshuffle gave a number of policy areas increased prominence in the government landscape. But it is not clear what changing a department’s name will achieve

8 January 2018

A cabinet minister’s first day at their new department can set the tone for years to come. Andrew Greenway recalls those early encounters

4 January 2018

Two Cabinet ministers have effectively accused civil servants of politically-motivated attacks. They cannot hide behind anonymous sources to attack hard working government professionals

3 January 2018

After the conclusion of the first phase of Brexit talks, focus has now moved to the transition deal likely to take effect from 2019. But the impact of leaving the EU on Whitehall’s immigration agencies will be permanent, says Matt Bevington, a research assistant at UK in a Changing Europe

15 December 2017

Parts of the civil service have spent 2017 developing bold new ways to do things in government. They must prosper in what will be an uncomfortable year ahead

13 December 2017

The government has recently set up a number of high-profile inquiries, including into child sexual abuse and the Grenfell Tower fire. As the terms of reference for the Grenfell Tower probe are finalised, this is how inquiries can earn trust

11 December 2017

You can’t take the politics out of big projects, but strengthening the National Infrastructure Commission and building the evidence base will lead to wiser decisions