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'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...

Performance measurement: the history and future of Whitehall’s target culture

23 June 2017

Performance measurement has been a fact of life in the public sector for longer than most people realise.  Colin Talbot traces its past and where it may go next

Brexit negotiations: former Number 10 advisor Jonathan Powell on how to get the deal done

19 June 2017

Veteran negotiator Jonathan Powell has had a hand in some of the most important deals in the UK’s recent history. He offers some Brexit wisdom to John Ashmore

Sir David Norgrove interview: new chair of UK Statistics Authority on elections, the misuse of numbers and working for Margaret Thatcher

8 June 2017

Former Treasury economist Sir David Norgrove is no stranger to number crunching and dealing with tough politicians. Now the new chair of the UK Statistics Authority tells Jim Dunton about the...

Carol Tullo interview: National Archives director on leadership, digital record-keeping, and the benefits of peer support

1 June 2017

After starting her career in law Carol Tullo has now worked in the civil service for 20 years. She talks to Suzannah Brecknell about two decades worth of change, Whitehall milestones and the...

Bright ideas: How could an industrial strategy affect public services?

25 May 2017

Theresa May’s fledgling post-Brexit industrial strategy seeks to use government purchasing power to boost UK business if the Conservatives remain in power. Colin Marrs looks at historical...