Whitehall can still face tricky decisions during an election and the purdah period can create problems – as demonstrated by the High Court battle over air quality guidelines
Governments across the world have been reducing the size of their civil service. What impact does this have on the employees who remain?
Faced with an unexpected election, political parties will be scrambling to write manifestos – and civil servants will be working to analyse them. Steve O’Neil sets out what to look for
Momentous life events remind us why the last thing we need is politicians playing fast and loose with our public services
New pay guidance for the civil service shows why the government must adopt a more sophisticated approach to pay and reward
Confirmation of a snap general election leaves major bills and policies in jeopardy
Insolvency Service investigator Claire Entwistle recounts the impressions and insights she picked up while shadowing Louise Haigh MP
The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee’s report on the lessons from the EU referendum raises a number of important issues that deserve further attention.
Submissions to ministers are integral to how government works, but the system may not lead to the best decisions
Attempts to boost officials’ understanding of history are laudable, but will they work?
There are many gains from big data that could be had by government. As much as it can help Whitehall spot new patterns and anomalies, it will also help improve day to management
Now that the government has begun the Article 50 process, the Brexit honeymoon period will be over for Theresa May. Securing a deal which pleases everyone – or indeed anyone – will be virtually impossible