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2 March 2020

The Joint Security and Resilience Centre is dedicated to helping government work more closely with industry to meet the UK’s national security challenges. Sam Trendall talks to new head Angela...

28 February 2020

The UK government should look west for ideas on fostering security innovation from the tech sector, says Alexis Long

27 February 2020

Knife crime has hit a record high in England but it is hardly a new phenomenon. Jonathan Owen looks at what is driving current levels and how police and civil servants are responding in new ways...

26 February 2020

Lynne Owens, director general of the National Crime Agency, is one of the most important figures in UK law enforcement. She tells Richard Johnstone how her drive to help people at their most...

21 February 2020

Since his early days as a journalist, Robert Chote has been holding the government to account for its handling of public finances. Now, towards the end of his 10-year statutory term as chair of...

20 February 2020

Prime minister Boris Johnson has pledged that his government will lead a ‘levelling up’ of prosperity across the UK. But where does he mean and what would count as success? By Colin Talbot and...

17 February 2020

“EU Exit is a big thing and it creates pressures that weren’t there before”, the civil service’s chief people officer tells Geoffrey Lyons

7 February 2020

Mike Driver is heading up the government finance function at a time when civil servants’ skills are under unprecedented scrutiny. He tells Richard Johnstone about how he plans to improve diversity...

5 February 2020

The collapse of Thomas Cook led to the biggest government repatriation operation since the Second World War. Senior figures in the Department for Transport tell Richard Johnstone how it was done...

4 February 2020

HMRC has embraced an army of apprentices to bring new talent to the organisation as well as refocus longstanding experience to new tasks. Director general of customer services Angela MacDonald...

3 February 2020

Laying the ground for Brexit against a backdrop of political uncertainty has taken the Government Legal Department into uncharted territory, with no let up from its normal duties. Perm sec and...