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HMRC perm sec Jon Thompson on doing Brexit and transformation at once and Christmas cinema visits

26 December 2017

With the end of 2017 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top civil servants to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2018 – and tell us what they cannot do Christmas without

FCO perm sec Sir Simon McDonald on delivering a ‘one government’ response to crises in 2017

25 December 2017

With the end of 2017 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top civil servants to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2018 – and tell us what they cannot do Christmas without

MoD perm sec Stephen Lovegrove reveals the tough decisions facing the department in 2018

25 December 2017

With the end of 2017 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top civil servants to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2018 – and tell us what they cannot do Christmas without

NAO auditor general Sir Amyas Morse on how audit helped Whitehall improve in 2017 and priorities in response to Brexit

25 December 2017

With the end of 2017 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top civil servants to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2018 – and tell us what they cannot do Christmas with

DfT perm sec Bernadette Kelly on how 2016 got HS2 on track

24 December 2017

With the end of 2017 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top civil servants to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2018 – and tell us what they cannot do Christmas without

Home Office permanent secretary Philip Rutnam reflects on his first year since moving from the Department for Transport

24 December 2017

With the end of 2017 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top civil servants to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2018 – and tell us what they cannot do Christmas without

Treasury second perm sec Charles Roxburgh on a challenging year and 2018’s productivity challenge

24 December 2017

With the end of 2017 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top civil servants to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2018 – and tell us what they cannot do Christmas without

Jeff James: the keeper of the National Archives on the importance of digital preservation... and Christmas with a real tree

24 December 2017

With the end of 2017 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top civil servants to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2018 – and tell us what they cannot do Christmas without

Antonia Romeo: Department for International Trade perm sec on her first year in the top job

23 December 2017

With the end of 2017 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top civil servants to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2018 – and tell us what they cannot do Christmas without

MoJ perm sec Richard Heaton praises the hard work of prison staff and taking forward court and tribunal reforms in 2018

23 December 2017

With the end of 2017 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top civil servants to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2018 – and tell us what they cannot do Christmas without

'Alexa, show me Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency chief executive Oliver Morley’s 2017 review'

23 December 2017

With the end of 2017 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top civil servants to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2018 – and tell us what they cannot do Christmas without

Chief medical officer Prof. Dame Sally Davies on a year tackling antimicrobial resistance and acting on childhood obesity

22 December 2017

With the end of 2017 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top civil servants to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2018 – and tell us what they cannot do Christmas without