By Civil Service World

22 Jan 2024

Exclusive interviews with DWP perm sec Peter Schofield and CSPL chair Lord Evans, plus how to help neurodivergent staff thrive


In the cover interview for CSW's first issue of the year, DWP permanent secretary Peter Schofield reflects on his career, DWP's values and a major turning point in his personal life; while outgoing Committee on Standards in Public Life chair Lord Evans reflects on his five-year stint at the watchdog during one of the most tumultuous periods for public standards in recent history.

The cover of CSW's 2024 issue, with a large portrait photo of DWP perm sec Peter Schofield on it

Elsewhere in the mag, we look at how best to support neurodivergent staff in the workplace, and give you a cheat sheet on the government risk-management profession. We catch up with Office for National Statistics chief  data officer Fiona James after the release of the ONS's major new data strategy, and speak to the tech team that won a prestigious award for its work on net zero.

Also in this issue:

  • Reform director Charlotte Pickles on why government must address poor performance and retention issues
  • FDA general secretary Dave Penman on why ministers' 60% in-office drive doesn't make sense
  • Liaison committee chair Sir Bernard Jenkin reviews Henry Engelhardt's latest book, which reflects on how the Admiral Group chief exec grew his company

Read all this and more in the 2024 issue of Civil Service World as a PDF here, or view the ebook version.

Read the most recent articles written by Civil Service World - 'What keeps you awake at night?': A guide to the government risk management profession

Share this page
Read next