With the end of 2018 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top civil servants to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2019 – and tell us who would turn on their town’s Christmas lights. Cabinet secretary Sir Mark Sedwill kicks off our Whitehall roundup
With the end of 2018 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top civil servants to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2019 – and tell us who would turn on their town’s Christmas lights.
Chief scientific advisers provide vital expertise to help departments make informed policy decisions – not least during national emergencies. But to be effective, they must also be experts in the workings of Whitehall. Beckie Smith spoke to CSAs past and present to discover how they combine these distinctive skills.
When the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency scooped the 2018 Civil Service Digital Award for its hugely successful MOT reminder service, it proved just how powerful positive persuasion can be. Alex Fiddes, programme delivery executive, explains how the programme is making Britain's roads safer.
The government’s recent moves to get the expansion of airport capacity off the ground are the latest twist in one of the UK’s longest running policy sagas. Richard Johnstone considers whether this new plan will take flight
CSW brings together memories and tributes from those who knew Lord Heywood over his 35 years as a civil servant
Jess Bowie and Suzannah Brecknell explore some of the many ways Lord Heywood touched and inspired those he worked with
The chancellor’s Budget officially fired the starting gun on the 2019 Spending Review, but questions remain about how the Treasury will run the negotiations while also grappling with Brexit. Beckie Smith and Richard Johnstone preview what lies ahead
Could new ways of working transform the way the Civil Service delivers in challenging times? Geoffrey Lyons reports on a Civil Service Live roundtable
The newest profession in the Government Communication Service focuses on improving the way government talks directly to key stakeholders. Jonathan Owen speaks to members of the new External Affairs Forum to find out more
Tom Smith, managing director of the ONS Data Science Campus, tells CSW's sister title PublicTechnology how and why he wants to 'move the needle' for the use of data across the public sector
To mark World Mental Health Day, CSW asked two of the civil service's mental health first aiders to reflect on what they've learned so far