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19 May 2020

How has local government reacted to the Covid-19 pandemic? Colin Talbot speaks to Donna Hall, honourary professor at University of Manchester and former local government chief executive, about the...

15 May 2020

As he starts a new job as Cabinet Office permanent secretary and civil service chief operating officer, Alex Chisholm talks to Suzannah Brecknell about his priorities for reform across government...

14 May 2020

Mark Russell has been helping government support businesses for nearly two decades. The former head of UK Government Investments tells Richard Johnstone about his civil service baptism of fire in...

6 May 2020

Prof Geoff Mulgan, former head of Tony Blair's Strategy Unit, talks to Colin Talbot about how the UK government put in place risk and resilience systems in the early 2000s – and what has gone...

4 May 2020

How have Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland reacted to the Covid-19 pandemic? Colin Talbot speaks to Prof Leighton Andrews (Wales), Prof Nicola McEwen (Scotland) and Quinton Oliver (NI) to find...

29 April 2020

Two former directors general –  now leadership coaches – share their insights into how civil service leaders are navigating the coronavirus crisis and the opportunities for new ways of...

22 April 2020

A much-anticipated takeover by the Foreign Office of the Department for International Development has yet to materialise – but the appointment of an entirely joint ministerial team has sparked...

20 April 2020

After a decade at the helm of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, Sir Bernard Jenkin is moving on. He tells Beckie Smith about the highlights, lessons and bitter...

17 April 2020

How has Australia reacted to the Covid-19 pandemic? Colin Talbot speaks to Australian academics Janine O'Flynn and Helen Dickinson about how the country's unique government system has...

16 April 2020

Her career as a civil servant may have come to an end, but Clare Moriarty is still driven by a desire to change things, and a commitment to supporting others. She talks to Jess Bowie about the...

8 April 2020

How are public managers across the world responding to the Covid-19 pandemic? In a series of video interviews, Prof Colin Talbot speaks to senior officials, politicians and academics to explore...