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Sir Robert Devereux: DWP perm sec reflects on “an important year” for the department and his decision to retire

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

Department for Education perm sec Jonathan Slater on how the ministry responded to Grenfell

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.

DfID perm sec Nick Dyer on how the department responded to 2017’s humanitarian crises

20 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.

DExEU permanent secretary Philip Rycroft on taking big decisions and getting some Christmas rest

20 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.

David Sterling: the interim head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service on a year without ministers

19 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.

Lessons in listening: PHSO Rob Behrens doesn’t just want to be the ombudsman for bad news, and recalls working with Cyril Ramaphosa

19 December 2017

Rob Behrens understands the importance of learning from other people’s difficult experiences. The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman tells Richard Johnstone how his international work has...

Welsh Government permanent secretary Dame Shan Morgan on future-proofing government and a year of big appointments

19 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

Rowena Collins Rice: Attorney General’s Office director general's 2017 achievements, including best-in-Whitehall staff engagement

19 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

Cabinet secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood on the challenges of 2017, making Brexit preparations and getting a short holiday somewhere warm

18 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. Cabinet...