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16 March 2018

The Treasury solicitor from 2006 to 2014 died on Monday 26 February. His successor at the Government Legal Department and the former cabinet secretary pay tribute to this exemplary civil servant and friend

13 March 2018

The UK Statistics Authority has updated its framework to ensure all public servants behave with integrity when handling data

12 March 2018

Officials continue to serve the public interest despite DExEU’s Mr Lover Lover and a dodgy double act in the Commons

28 February 2018

Jeremy Richardson explains how the British policy-making style has been steadily shifting away from governance and towards government, and why Brexit should usher in a return to the former

27 February 2018

Parliament’s senior learning projects officer Claire Bogue describes the work behind a recently launched Massive Open Online Course on select committees

23 February 2018

Every day staff see the pressure on defence caused by pay restraint, delays to procurement orders and purchasing of cheaper foreign equipment to cut costs

22 February 2018

The centenary of women’s suffrage is a good opportunity to start making sure government is held to account to properly measure the impact of decisions on woman

16 February 2018

Challenging gender discrimination must be part of a wider drive to build a culture that supports all types of diversity

16 February 2018

Cabinet secretaries hold the fort in times of crisis and have seen splits over Europe come and go. Here’s why one of them thinks Brexit will be a civil service renaissance

13 February 2018

As the pay cap is being lifted for other parts of the public sector, SCS pay reform needs ambition and commitment, not aspirational blather

12 February 2018

The fall of construction firm turned outsourcing giant Carillion comes at a time when criticism of private provision of public services is rising. Richard Johnstone looks at Whitehall’s response and takes soundings for the future