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21 August 2019

Government's new Innovation Strategy set out ambitious proposals to update processes, eliminate ageing kit, and embrace emerging technologies. Civil Service World's sister title PublicTechnology...

9 August 2019

A combination of Brexit and the Conservative leadership campaign has all but officially postponed the 2019 Spending Review. Beckie Smith and Richard Johnstone look at what impact the delay will...

6 August 2019

The Right to Rent scheme has been beset by criticism and fears that it could stoke discrimination since before its rollout in 2016, culminating in a damning High Court judgement this year. All the...

2 August 2019

As select committees turn 40, Paul Evans, clerk of committees, reflects on how parliamentary scrutiny of government has changed over the past four decades

1 August 2019

Reforming IT procurement has long been seen as a prosaic counterpoint to the digital transformation of citizen services. As the government prepares to replace the landmark G-Cloud frameworks and...

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...

10 July 2019

Two years after he took up his post, Iain Bell, deputy national statistician for population and public policy, tells CSW how the agency has tapped new data sources to fill evidence gaps...

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...