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4 October 2017

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

2 October 2017

Recent years has seen a rise in the number of academic blogs that analyse government plans. How can they help make better policy?

22 September 2017

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.

19 September 2017

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

13 September 2017

The recently merged department lacks strategic coherence and authentic leaders – civil servants won't take it any more

11 September 2017

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

7 September 2017

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

5 September 2017

Summer recess spurns all kinds of stories, but the international development secretary’s splash on ‘crazy’ Whitehall salaries was particularly cowardly

29 August 2017

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

24 August 2017

Public sector pay has been in the headlines, but there’s a lack of innovative thinking on changing the reward package across government. It’s time to try more radical solution