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Ahead of this year's Diversity & Inclusion Awards, Kate Abbott, winner of the Cabinet Secretary's Inclusion Award 2018, blogs about what the win has meant for her
The government's Outsourcing Playbook addresses some big problems in outsourcing, but there are still gaps to be plugged, writes Benoit Guerin
Only by working better together can industry and government restore public trust in public-private partnerships, writes Matthew Fell
Two years since Article 50 was triggered – and longer since EU referendum campaigning hit its stride – the Brexit effect on both the civil service and parliament has been profound
Now Remainer voices have joined the fray, civil service values are under attack like never before
Lord Adonis's calls for permanent secretaries to resign are "an unwelcome reminder about the dearth of knowledge most politicians claim to have about the civil service"
Whitehall’s top tier needs to drop the halo mentality if it is to practise what it preaches and become more reflective of the nation as a whole
The unnamed civil servant setting out their Brexit views should resign to pursue their political ambitions in the open, says former Home Office and DWP perm sec
Civil servants are rightly angry that MPs are getting almost double their pay increase after being told they cannot get any more because of affordability concerns, says Prospect’s Garry Graham
If set up properly and honoured, pay review bodies deliver better results for officials. Now all we need is for ministers to stop ignoring their advice…
Last year, Norman Strauss argued in CSW for the creation of a new ministry for the opposition to drive change and support better policymaking, and Catherine Haddon, a senior fellow and resident historian at the Institute for Government,argued that while reform is needed, a new department isn't the way to go . Here, we continue the conversation with a Strauss’ reply to Haddon’s concerns
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?
Three government departments collaborated to organise a major international conference on illegal wildlife trade in London last month. Conference director Andrew McCulloch explains how they did it