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16 April 2019

One year on from the launch of the Fusion Doctrine, there are still obstacles to achieving this ‘whole-system’ approach towards national security objectives. CSW, in partnership with PA Consulting...

10 April 2019

After a tricky development process, the digital system allowing EU citizens to apply for the right to remain in the UK is now live. Sam Trendall examines the past, present, and future of...

22 March 2019

As a director general at the Government Legal Department, Susanna McGibbon oversees legal services to a range of departments across Whitehall. She talks to Beckie Smith about her love of inquiries...

21 March 2019

Sir Leigh Lewis retired at the end of 2010 after a 38-year career in government that included perm sec stints in both the Home Office and the Department for Work and Pensions. Here are 10 things...

18 March 2019

As she steps down from the Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport, perm sec Dame Sue Owen talks to Suzannah Brecknell about abrasive behaviours, existential crises, and why she’s no...

14 March 2019

It may seem like Brexit has turned collective responsibility into an irrelevance, but has the image of shared cabinet deliberations ever been a reality? Using the Blair administration as a...

12 March 2019

A host of departments have been recognised in the government’s latest Smarter Working Awards. Richard Johnstone went along to hear their stories

8 March 2019

Three top civil servants tell Richard Johnstone what the Scottish Government is doing to boost diversity and how it is making a difference to policymaking

6 March 2019

Every year, CSW asks permanent secretaries to reflect on the highs and lows of the last 12 months, and to share what they’re bracing themselves for in the next 12. As part of CSW’s 15 year...

28 February 2019

As Civil Service World celebrates its 15th anniversary, Beckie Smith has trawled the archives for some of our most memorable moments. Here’s some of our lighter (battered) moments

27 February 2019

While looking back through our archives sometimes shows how much things have changed, at other times it shows how much they’ve stayed the same. Barely an issue of this publication has gone to...