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4 July 2018

FDA general secretary says ministers must step up and champion their civil servants after "contemptible” process led unions to call for Treasury pay guidance to be withdrawn

2 July 2018

Academics love nothing more than conversations with like-minded thinkers trying to solve problems. Here’s how the civil service can use these discussions to improve policy

27 June 2018

Ministers have reiterated the government’s support for plans to boost diversity in public appointments. But departments need to do more to make sure a wide variety of groups are aware of public appointments, says Peter Riddell, the Commissioner for Public Appointments

26 June 2018

The new pay remit is not acceptable and government departments and agencies need to stand up to the Cabinet Office and the Treasury to get fair and funded increases for staff, says Prospect’s Garry Graham

19 June 2018

Government's national technology adviser discusses why getting digital reforms through the machinery of government may require some help from Jason Bourne

18 June 2018

As Theresa May announces a £20bn investment in the NHS, Bronwen Maddox calls for better planning to avoid the cycles of crisis and emergency funding in health

13 June 2018

Automation has squeezed out the creatives that used to harbour in administrative grades – but this tacit subsidy programme has arguably simply shifted to large firms

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