Analysis & Opinion
There’s some Brexit semantic skirmishes as the cabinet secretary and the civil service chief exec appear before PACAC. Dave Penman watches it so you don’t have to
Rapid job changes across government costs money and is bad for policy. So why does it persist?...
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The UK government needs to set out proposals – not just send negotiators – to make progress on post-Brexit trade, says the Institute for Government’s Jill Rutter
An in-depth review of the effectiveness of the civil service has focused in on the relationship between officials and political leaders as the key fault line. If it can be improved, so can policy delivery, Andrew Kakabadse tells Richard Johnstone
This year, the UK hosted the first International Public Fraud Symposiom. Mark Cheeseman, deputy director, public sector fraud at the Cabinet Office, explains how the event came about, and what his team learnt from their international colleagues
David Gauke’s dismissal of the head of the Parole Board following the John Worboys case raises questions about how the relationship between the board and the department will work in future
The departure of the director of public prosecutions is just one example where public servants have faced scrutiny from a hostile media. It is time ministers had the courage to challenge unwarranted media attacks
Transferring data policy to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is a welcome move, but the government needs to be clear about what it wants to do with all this data
It’s too early to say if shared services are coming of age or another false dawn. But I’d probably keep the champagne in the fridge for now
A project aimed at measuring the legitimacy of government revealed some lessons for politicians and civil servants alike. Suzannah Brecknell considers how to improve the connection between the governing and governed
Civil servants have a vital role in government so they must be honest enough to face up to their own fears and failings, says Claire Foster Gilbert
Whitehall accountability is focused on blame and governed by convention – but improvements are possible
How far are the massive changes brought on by Brexit accelerating the reversal of 1990s decentralisation, and will they usher in a more centralised machinery of government in the long term?
Following Jonathan Slater's "call to arms" on civil service integrity, the IfG's Daniel Thornton explains how to improve and what to avoid