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15 June 2018

The first woman to become a private secretary to the prime minister shares her recollections of Thatcher, the Treasury and the Next Steps Unit with Suzannah Brecknell. Photography by Louise...

13 June 2018

CSW’s sister title PublicTechnology talks to the head of capability for the civil service’s digital, data and technology profession, Holly Ellis, about how the mantra of ‘do things once’ is being...

12 June 2018

A refreshed plan to move civil servants out of London to be published this summer could be a landmark change to how civil servants work. Richard Johnstone looks at what to expect

8 June 2018

The civil service commercial chief heading up the government’s efforts to improve its procurement and contracting skills tells Richard Johnstone about his goals, and how Whitehall dealt with the...

30 May 2018

Proven to reduce formal disputes, mediation is a vital tool for resolving conflicts at work. Chief people officer Rupert McNeil explains how government is re-launching its internal mediation...

29 May 2018

Construction of the new submarines to maintain the UK’s nuclear deterrent is the latest major government scheme to be undertaken by a dedicated project delivery company. Richard Johnstone looks at...

21 May 2018

After a career managing major projects and transforming the way we maintain our roads, Graham Dalton is making his mark at the DIO. He speaks to Jim Dunton about smarter partnerships, runway...

11 May 2018

The National Health Service is sitting on a goldmine of patient information, but identifying how best to tap its rich seams is very much a work in progress. SA Mathieson reports. Photography by...

11 May 2018

An innovative scheme has brought Army officers and MoD civil servants together to improve training and development opportunities. Ahead of his appointment as the UK’s top military officer, General...

10 May 2018

Following the Windrush scandal that felled home secretary Amber Rudd, former perm sec Sir David Normington and UKBA chief Rob Whiteman tell Tamsin Rutter what it’s like to lead the Home Office

8 May 2018

At the first Civil Service World leadership lecture, Defra permanent secretary Clare Moriarty shared the four principles that inform her leadership style. Suzannah Brecknell reports