By Civil Service World

24 Jun 2024

An election special issue, plus an exclusive interview with PAC chair Meg Hillier

As the general election looms, we bring you 12 pages of special content dedicated to helping civil servants prepare for the vote and the new administration. An expert panel discusses how to build relationships with new ministers; a former senior civil servant who's been there before explains how to get into the right mindset as the election approaches; and a disaster-recovery expert walks us through what the new government should be doing upon arrival to make sure it's ready to tackle crises as they occur.

In our cover interview, Dame Meg Hillier reflects on nearly a decade chairing the Public Accounts Committee and shares her biggest lessons for officials.

And we kick off a series celebrating 20 years of CSW, returning to some memorable interviews with ministers and top officials in their salad days and asking them if they still feel the same today.

Also in this issue:

  • Leadership experts Dame Una O'Brien and Peter Shaw on the five Ps of presence
  • A behind-the-scenes look at the rebrand of GOV.UK
  • The impartiality of the civil service has been tested to its limit in recent years – is the damage irreparable?

  • How the beleaguered UK Security Vetting service turned itself around

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