Analysis & Opinion
They stood up to be counted, now let's stand up to clap for them: Leigh Lewis on the extraordinary work of civil servants tackling coronavirus
"All over government, people are being asked to deliver the totally impossible at unimaginable speed."
NHS staff deserve our support on the frontline of the battle against coronavirus, but they are...
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Last week’s leak gives some insights on trade talks, but the government needs to be more open to get the best results
The argument for government to use business cases is they force a structured conversation about spending, says Andrew Greenway. This is a good idea, but where government puts its money is based on belief as well as analysis
When governments push the boundaries of democratic legitimacy, keeping calm and carrying on is not the only option for civil servants, says Stefan Czerniawski
Next month’s election is an opportunity to fix the nation’s broken politics, but politicians must rise to the challenge by remembering the reasons they chose this job in the first place
Pre-election talks with shadow ministers pose challenges for permanent secretaries – but are also an opportunity to meet ambitious manifesto commitments with an early dose of realism, says IfG's Catherine Haddon
Brexit has created a political crisis, but the civil service has stopped it becoming even more destructive, says the former DWP perm sec
To get the best value for stretched public resources, we need a whole government approach to develop a long-term plan for the nation’s health, says Tim Elwell-Sutton, healthy lives assistant director, the Health Foundation
Boris Johnson has hailed his new Brexit deal with the EU ahead of a parliamentary vote tomorrow. What’s changed since the last one?
The DExEU permanent secretary considers the similarities between making music and making government work
Former officials have an increasingly public role in national debate – is that always a good thing? Suzannah Brecknell explores how retired mandarins balance their duty to contribute to the public discourse with the self-enforced code of caution
The Brexit-driven drama of Westminster ratchets up daily, but civil servants must be allowed space to do their job in safety, says FDA union chief
Finding the right words to describe a problem is important, but we shouldn’t let uncertainty about terminology stop us tackling the challenge of racial disparity, argues a group of civil servants from across government