The principles of privatisation are faltering, and – as a book by an ex-regulator makes clear – the right balance between intrusive control and free market initiative remains elusive. By Max Wilkinson
CSW's new podcast looks at the work of the National Audit Office in accounting for government spending, and the impact of Brexit across departments
To mark the second annual Geographers in Government conference, Jon Pickstone explains how geographers’ skills can help improve policy and outcomes
The Department for International Trade has just helped host an international sporting event more than 6,000 miles away. Richard Johnstone finds out how they did it, and why this could the first of many such projects for government
CSW's new podcast looks at the dynamics of the most important relationship in government
In the latest instalment of our series on civil service leavers, we meet William Newton, policy adviser-turned-president and managing director of tech startup WiredScore. He writes about how the "relentless pace of the private office was good practice for the speed you need to get a startup off the ground".
Civil Service World's October 2019 Estates and Smart Working Supplement looks at how government is changing its properties to embrace more flexible working and to help improve services, featuring HMRC, Defra and the Welsh Government. Read all the articles here
Artificial intelligence could help solve the public sector’s most complex problems, but how can policymakers navigate the legal, ethical and technical problems it presents? Sam Trendall talks to experts from the Alan Turing Institute about their programme to help government get to grips with AI
Head of the government property profession Janet Young tells Civil Service World how she is helping build expertise around government.
The Welsh Government's award-winning smart working project in its Merthyr Tydfil office has set a template that is being rolled out across all its civil service buildings. Welsh Government chief digital officer Caren Fullerton explains how it was done
Jonathan Owen reports on a round table discussion exploring how government can adopt and exploit the potential of automation and artificial intelligence
Technological change presents an opportunity for things to be done in a different way. Jonathan Owen reports on a round table where leading civil servants came together to work out how to go about stimulating digital innovation