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11 January 2018

The former DWP perm sec despairs at the speed of ministerial churn, but argues that there is a way to slow Westminster's revolving doors

11 January 2018

The prime minister’s reshuffle gave a number of policy areas increased prominence in the government landscape. But it is not clear what changing a department’s name will achieve

8 January 2018

A cabinet minister’s first day at their new department can set the tone for years to come. Andrew Greenway recalls those early encounters

4 January 2018

Two Cabinet ministers have effectively accused civil servants of politically-motivated attacks. They cannot hide behind anonymous sources to attack hard working government professionals

3 January 2018

After the conclusion of the first phase of Brexit talks, focus has now moved to the transition deal likely to take effect from 2019. But the impact of leaving the EU on Whitehall’s immigration agencies will be permanent, says Matt Bevington, a research assistant at UK in a Changing Europe

15 December 2017

Parts of the civil service have spent 2017 developing bold new ways to do things in government. They must prosper in what will be an uncomfortable year ahead

13 December 2017

The government has recently set up a number of high-profile inquiries, including into child sexual abuse and the Grenfell Tower fire. As the terms of reference for the Grenfell Tower probe are finalised, this is how inquiries can earn trust

11 December 2017

You can’t take the politics out of big projects, but strengthening the National Infrastructure Commission and building the evidence base will lead to wiser decisions

7 December 2017

The system for civil service pay has turned into both a farce and a disaster. The government must lift the 1% cap and take action to address the gap with the private sector

4 December 2017

As the civil service apprenticeships drive moves up a gear, Cabinet Office early talent manager Kimberley Adderley looks back on a decade of progress with Whitehall veteran Ian Watmore

1 December 2017

Susanna Smith from the Public Chairs’ Forum and Association of Chief Executives highlights the key themes – from relocations to Brexit – being discussed at Cabinet Office’s Public Bodies Week

1 December 2017

As she leaves government to return to the private sector, Sherin Aminossehe shares her lessons from working in Whitehall – from the ministers to the acronyms