By Civil Service World

28 Feb 2022

CCS's chief executive Simon Tse on procurement during crisis response, and a deep-dive into the levelling up white paper


Nappies for newborn refugees and quarantine hotels for truck drivers – two things that might not spring to mind when you think about the Crown Commercial Service. In CSW's February issue, chief executive Simon Tse shares CCS's role in procuring essentials during the Afghan crisis. He also delves into its pandemic response, and how – as the department's race champion – he wants to change the culture of the Cabinet Office and the changes he is already overseeing in the CCS itself.

Elsewhere in this issue we take a good look at the long-awaited levelling up white paper, with in-depth analysis from CIPFA chief economist Jeffrey Matsu, as well as a round-up of reaction from think tanks, politicians and devolved governments.

We also look at government’s secretive Counter Disinformation Unit, and the making of the civil service code.

Read the issue as a PDF here.

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