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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Recent high-profile staff moves at the Department for Exiting the European Union have hit the headlines. Victoria Taylor, the FDA trade union’s national officer for DExEU and the Department for International Trade explains what is life is like on the inside of one of Whitehall’s most high-profile departments
Recent years has seen a rise in the number of academic blogs that analyse government plans. How can they help make better policy?
A reform plan for national statistics is intended to improve the evidence available to policymakers. Iain Bell, the deputy national statistician for population and public policy statistics at the UK Statistics Authority, sets out how civil servants can help make this a reality.
Former minister Francis Maude's attack on the civil service highlights what not to do if you want to improve government, argues former DWP permanent secretary Sir Leigh Lewis
The recently merged department lacks strategic coherence and authentic leaders – civil servants won't take it any more
Green-lighting pay rises without increasing budgets is not an end to austerity, says Civil Service World editor
From the Manchester bombing to the Grenfell Tower fire, Whitehall faces constant unprecedented demands and must focus on building resilience
Moves to establish professions across government have made significant strides, but some functions are more advanced than others. Now is the time to quicken the reforms
New rules mean Whitehall departments will need to think about privacy implications and data protection issues right at the start of policy developments. Here’s how to get ready for the change
Summer recess spurns all kinds of stories, but the international development secretary’s splash on ‘crazy’ Whitehall salaries was particularly cowardly
The revelation that the number of students overstaying their visa is much lower than expected exposes the impact of bad data in policymaking. More must be done to address poor quality figures to ensure the government is not caught out again