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6 June 2018

Despite reports of its demise, the 1% cap on pay increases remains in place across the UK government civil service. As workers across the public sector, including the Scottish Government, get cap-busting awards, it is time for the limit to end for all public servants

5 June 2018

External evidence and expertise is crucial to good policy making – a new report from the Institute for Government sets out how Whitehall can use it better

4 June 2018

The Windrush scandal again shows the need for government to address departmental culture. Companies focused on customer service can help provide the answer

16 May 2018

Mental health first aid can save lives and support better mental wellbeing, but it’s not just a case of training staff and hoping for the best. Kath Cheer and Paul Horsman advise on building structures that help mental health first aiders to support their colleagues

15 May 2018

Amber Rudd’s decision to resign comes as no surprise, but the full picture of accountability for Windrush is much more complex

9 May 2018

Politicians work within a hierarchical system where they are arbiters of their own fate – but the hierarchy itself can provide a solution to the harassment problem

3 May 2018

Ahead of next week’s Sprint 18 event, GDS director general Kevin Cunnington outlines the organisation’s focus areas for the coming months, and its achievements of the past two years

2 May 2018

Many internationally lauded ideas for improving how government work have come from the UK – but even when they are copied many in the civil service view central reforming units like the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit to the Government Digital Service as irritants. This should change, says Andrew Greenway

1 May 2018

There can often be a daunting space between policy development and delivery in government – a space where policy ideas can be undermined as they move from one team to another. Here are Infrastructure and Projects Authority chief executive Tony Meggs’s top tips for closing it

23 April 2018

It is easy for politicians to blame immigration officers and other civil servants tasked with implementing immigration rules and regulations. But to do so unfairly distracts from the all but inevitable outcome of reducing the number of staff properly employed and trained to enforce immigration law