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25 February 2019

As Civil Service World celebrates its 15th anniversary, Beckie Smith has trawled the archives for some of our most memorable moments. All this week we’ll be sharing the best bits from...

22 February 2019

The outgoing chief executive of The Whitehall & Industry Group – and a former senior civil servant in several departments – sits down with Suzannah Brecknell to discuss international...

20 February 2019

Published in February 2017, the Government Transformation Strategy outlined a bold vision for comprehensive and enduring reform, and set a range of ambitious targets. As we enter the final stretch...

15 February 2019

Jin Sahota is the government procurement expert in charge of unlocking billions for the NHS frontline at a time of record demand. He reflects on three years of trying to get hospitals to work...

14 February 2019

Recently released files from the prime minister’s office of the early 1990s – many of them marked secret or confidential – shine a light on the inner workings of Number 10 and the roles of civil...

12 February 2019

As we begin another momentous year in UK politics, civil service chief exec John Manzoni and BT managing director of major and public sector Colm O’Neill came together to discuss the future of...

2 February 2019

With the end of 2018 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top civil servants to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2019 – and tell us who would turn on their town’s Christmas lights....

28 January 2019

Since the UK voted to leave the European Union, civil servants have been working to get the country ready for its departure from the bloc. Beckie Smith examines how Brexit has changed government...

22 January 2019

Taking up the roles of cabinet secretary and head of the civil service at a time of seismic change, Sir Mark Sedwill is leading a 400,000-strong team that is growing fast and working hard amid...

21 January 2019

Last year’s novichok attacks in Salisbury brought global threats to the doorstep of the government’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory. Chief executive Gary Aitkenhead tells Richard...

11 January 2019

 A recent CSW roundtable explored the importance of application programming interfaces in achieving end-to-end services.