The era of top-down public service delivery is giving way to a grassroots enablement mindset – and at a time when the chance to radically rethink government is more urgent than it has been for years
As Brexit swells the senior civil service ranks, the government will struggle to meet its goal of moving more officials out of London, says the Institute for Government’s Aron Cheung
The attacks by ultra-Brexiteers on the Commons clerks mirror the attempts to impugn Olly Robbins, writes Sue Cameron
The FDA has been batting for the values of the civil service for a century. This role remains as critical as ever, says general secretary Dave Penman
The civil service is not immune to “new year, new you” delusions, and HM Treasury is the main offender, says Andrew Greenway
The role of private secretary is a well-beaten path to power. but what’s so special about being a secretary? Andrew Greenway explores
There’s some Brexit semantic skirmishes as the cabinet secretary and the civil service chief exec appear before PACAC. Dave Penman watches it so you don’t have to
Rapid job changes across government costs money and is bad for policy. So why does it persist?
At a time of turmoil in government, the latest trust rankings for top professions provide a fillip for civil servants – and for trade union bosses
Public spending on tech and consultancy is so dull as to be invisible – but failing to measure it is a mistake
When we evaluate public policy we reach for the rational lexicon, but this risks creating cold and ineffective public services
Brexit is already transforming much more than the UK’s relationship with the EU. But amid the uncertainty and acrimony, can politicians, officials and voters seize the chance to make change for the better?