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Tony Meggs interview: Infrastructure chief on improving delivery and getting project management professionals into Whitehall's most senior roles

25 July 2017

After a career at the top of industry, Tony Meggs joined the civil service to lead Whitehall’s work on project management. He speaks to Richard Johnstone about improving delivery across government...

How do you design optimal digital services for your users?

20 July 2017

Understanding users is vital to any change project – but it’s not a simple task. Colin Marrs reports on a round table exploring innovative methods of user research

First civil service commissioner Ian Watmore sets his sights on social diversity

19 July 2017

As the Civil Service Commission highlights “negligible” progress on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic diversity in its annual report – and cautions that appointment panels often face “...

The 'loose chicken test': The PM's private secretary explains what it takes to do his job

17 July 2017

Alastair Whitehead, Theresa May's private secretary for home affairs, also shares how he draws on his policing experience for life in Whitehall


Transforming government through digital and technology

17 July 2017

Digital technology is having an impact on civil service workplaces, but is that enough to drive transformation? Gill Hitchcock reports on a recent round table discussion

Could the UK become the Silicon Valley of government technology?

6 July 2017

Former No. 10 policy adviser Daniel Korski tells Sam Trendall about his plans to create an armada of UK tech players to compete with the best California has to offer – and why he needed to leave...

'We've got to champion the cause': Peter Lauener on the new Institute for Apprenticeships

30 June 2017

As the new apprenticeships system gets into full swing, Suzannah Brecknell meets Peter Lauener, the man charged with setting up the institute which will put employers front and centre

A helping paw: What's life like for deaf civil servant Lisa Baldock and her hearing dog Inca?

29 June 2017

Deaf civil servant Lisa Baldock has been on a mission to improve the working lives of disabled civil servants across government – something possible thanks to the life-changing impact of her...