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Mallory Compton and Paul ’t Hart argue that knowing what went wrong in the past doesn’t always help governments get things right in the future
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Rapid job changes across government costs money and is bad for policy. So why does it persist?
Twelve months on from the collapse of one of the government’s biggest contractors, Richard Johnstone looks at how the Cabinet Office has responded and reformed its approach to outsourcing
At a time of turmoil in government, the latest trust rankings for top professions provide a fillip for civil servants – and for trade union bosses
Public spending on tech and consultancy is so dull as to be invisible – but failing to measure it is a mistake
When we evaluate public policy we reach for the rational lexicon, but this risks creating cold and ineffective public services
Brexit is already transforming much more than the UK’s relationship with the EU. But amid the uncertainty and acrimony, can politicians, officials and voters seize the chance to make change for the better?
Three government departments collaborated to organise a major international conference on illegal wildlife trade in London last month. Conference director Andrew McCulloch explains how they did it
Now court documents have disclosed the backstory to this year’s pay guidance, civil service bosses need to rework their script, says the FDA general secretary
Philip Hammond heralded an end to austerity, but with growing pressures set to squeeze services further, his Budget can’t meet the public’s expectations
The chancellor laid out the projections for wage growth across the country on Monday, but didn’t mention civil service pay increases are below inflation. He could change this
Black History Month reminds us that celebrating differences helps people understand other people’s experiences and illustrates the opportunity to create a culture where everyone can help push the civil service, and the government, forward
More questions than answers for local government and devolution in a Budget that prioritised paving over short-term cracks rather than addressing long-term challenges, says Charlotte Morgan, a policy researcher at New Local Government Network