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30 July 2019

General Sir Chris Deverell has just retired from one of Britain’s most senior military positions. He tells Richard Johnstone about the unique role of civil servants in the Ministry of Defence and...

29 July 2019

As the Government Finance Function launches its first five-year strategy, CSW reports from a workshop hosted to consider some of the challenges ahead

22 July 2019

Three years and three secretaries of state into his time as Ministry of Defence permanent secretary, Sir Stephen Lovegrove discusses diversity, procurement lessons, and how long his staff can...

25 June 2019

They play an increasingly important part in parliament’s scrutiny of government and can inspire dread in even the most experienced perm sec. Forty years on from the creation of the modern select...

24 June 2019

The cabinet secretary says his leadership style is founded on three core elements. Beckie Smith reports on Civil Service World’s 2019 leadership lecture

20 June 2019

Philip Rycroft has spent much of his career working on devolution – the biggest force for change in the UK’s government until the EU referendum. He led the Department for Exiting the European...

18 June 2019

After working on some of the first “green investment” schemes in the 1990s, Emma Howard Boyd has relished the chance to get closer to the action as chair of the Environment Agency. But, she tells...

14 June 2019

Department’s chief digital information officer tells Civil Service World about transforming working practices and service delivery at the UK tax authority, and why improving diversity...

13 June 2019

Does it really matter who represents your department at stakeholder meetings – or whether you’ve done a secondment outside Whitehall? Yes, says insider-turned-outsider John Dowie, who moved to...