It is easy for politicians to blame immigration officers and other civil servants tasked with implementing immigration rules and regulations. But to do so unfairly distracts from the all but inevitable outcome of reducing the number of staff properly employed and trained to enforce immigration law
Government will need to think about more than salary and pension offers for the workers of the future if it is to remain an employer of choice
Many public bodies are concerned about the impact Brexit could have on them, with possible funding changes, staffing issues and uncertainty over future standards. Susanna Smith of the Public Chairs’ Forum explains what they can do to reduce the risk.
Geoffrey Lyons reviews two books on debt by men who had key roles following the financial crisis
It is time for government to acknowledge why the desired outcomes for public services are not being delivered. But this will require challenging Whitehall’s survivors
The PCS won a victory in getting the latest changes to civil service redundancy payments ruled unlawful. The government can’t ignore the views of unions again
As government struggles to negotiate, legislate and implement Brexit, we need clear accountability. It is rime for DExEU to step up and take charge
Hollywood has lessons for the long-running compensation scheme saga, but there's no guaranteed happy ending
Recent high-profile staff moves at the Department for Exiting the European Union have hit the headlines. Victoria Taylor, the FDA trade union’s national officer for DExEU and the Department for International Trade explains what is life is like on the inside of one of Whitehall’s most high-profile departments
Recent years has seen a rise in the number of academic blogs that analyse government plans. How can they help make better policy?
A reform plan for national statistics is intended to improve the evidence available to policymakers. Iain Bell, the deputy national statistician for population and public policy statistics at the UK Statistics Authority, sets out how civil servants can help make this a reality.
Former minister Francis Maude's attack on the civil service highlights what not to do if you want to improve government, argues former DWP permanent secretary Sir Leigh Lewis
The recently merged department lacks strategic coherence and authentic leaders – civil servants won't take it any more