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14 December 2018

With the end of 2018 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top civil servants to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2019 – and tell us who would turn on their town’s Christmas lights....

10 December 2018

Chief scientific advisers provide vital expertise to help departments make informed policy decisions – not least during national emergencies. But to be effective, they must also be experts in the...

10 December 2018

The government chief scientific adviser reflects on his career to date and strengthening how science and policy work together in the civil service

28 November 2018

The government’s recent moves to get the expansion of airport capacity off the ground are the latest twist in one of the UK’s longest running policy sagas. Richard Johnstone considers whether this...

21 November 2018

As part of our series profiling up-and-coming leaders in the civil service, Marsha Osivwemu, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’s natural environment portfolio head, tells...

14 November 2018

The chancellor’s Budget officially fired the starting gun on the 2019 Spending Review, but questions remain about how the Treasury will run the negotiations while also grappling with Brexit....

25 October 2018

Could new ways of working transform the way the Civil Service delivers in challenging times? Geoffrey Lyons reports on a Civil Service Live roundtable

24 October 2018

Stephi Brett-Lee is head of internal communications at the Department for Work and Pensions and the youngest deputy director in the department. In the first of a new series profiling up-and-coming...

18 October 2018

Moving to the education department brought Jonathan Slater back to a policy area he knows and loves. He speaks to Suzannah Brecknell about his key role in helping the frontline function