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20 March 2018

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?

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

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