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Anne Longfield has spent four decades helping disadvantaged young people in one way or another. As she prepares to step down as children’s commissioner for England, she tells Colin Marrs about progress made and the need for better funding to meet current challenges
Former EU envoy Sir Ivan Rogers predicts that Boris Johnson will face a faces “desperate” choice over Brexit deal next Christmas if he is returned as prime minister
Social impact charity NPC says Whitehall procurement reforms needed to improve effectiveness of public spending
Two social work policy professionals discuss the benefits and challenges of a radical management system aimed at empowering frontline teams to make more of their own decisions.
Cabinet Office stats also reveal officials in London pay less than elsewhere in England
‘We are working closely with local authorities and partners to help communities get back on their feet,’ says agency flood manager
Think tank sets out the scale of challenge to roll out universal credit or halt wide-ranging benefit reform scheme
Martin Swain found a new home at Companies House almost a year ago. He tells Colin Marrs about the organisation’s intersection with the business and public sector worlds
Colin Marrs reports on a Civil Service Live round table discussion exploring how to spread innovation across government
Infrastructure and Projects Authority chief Tony Meggs talks to Colin Marrs about how far the civil service has come since the pre-1970s Ministry of Works
Culture champion Arts Council England has fared better than some organisations dependent on public funds in recent years. But its chief executive is conscious of the need for the body to remain in tune with the nation as a whole, not just a metropolitan elite. Colin Marrs reports
Civil Service World brought together a panel of digital leaders to assess how government can make better use of the technology at its disposal to drive innovation in public service delivery. Colin Marrs reports
Technology may never replace the need for human civil servants, but our panel of experts recognised a direction of travel. Colin Marrs reports from a CSW round table
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
Full range of responsibilities in the department, including for the civil service, yet to be set out
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 precedents and future pointers.
Governments must start taking cyber security as seriously as physical military security, according to Microsoft’s president, in the wake of the attack which affected the NHS on Friday.
An epiphanal moment in Saudi Arabia prompted Sherin Aminossehe to swap life at a major global architecture practice for the civil service, where she now leads the Government Property Unit. She spreads the word to Colin Marrs
Civil Service World brought together a panel of IT experts from across the civil service to explore the opportunities and challenges presented by the use of data in policymaking and delivery
The map of Whitehall has changed considerably in the months since Stephen Lovegrove left the Department of Energy and Climate Change to become Ministry of Defence perm sec. He tells Colin Marrs about the Brexit help his department can offer, the MoD’s role in boosting Britain’s industry and the staffing cuts he’s tasked with making. Photos by Paul Heartfield
Government must do more than just adapt to current processes if it is to make the most of the digital revolution. Colin Marrs reports on a round table, hosted by CSW and Cognizant, where officials discussed the importance of transformation in a fast-changing world
After a career in finance that included a stint in the former battlegrounds of South East Asia, UK Export Finance chief executive Louis Taylor faces challenges on a new front: supporting UK exporters in an era of Brexit uncertainty. Colin Marrs meets him
Once a traditional reluctance to share data has been overcome, the use of cloud technology can radically change how Whitehall operates. Colin Marrs listened in as some of the civil service’s top officials gathered for a round table on that very topic
HM Treasury’s new permanent secretary Tom Scholar arrives in post via a somewhat different route to long-serving predecessor Sir Nick Macpherson. Colin Marrs takes a look at his career to date and speaks to those who've worked alongside him
Special report: With just days to go until the EU referendum, civil servants will soon have more on their plates – whichever way the nation votes. Colin Marrs speaks to former senior officials and top civil service experts about the challenges a Brexit decision would pose for Whitehall, and why the alternative won’t necessarily mean "business as usual"
Latest ranking of digital services in the EU puts UK top for open data – but slipping on use of online forms
In an era of protracted belt-tightening in government, how can departments collaborate on policy design to save money and improve outcomes for the citizen? A recent CSW round table explored these issues, as Colin Marrs reports
Government unveils latest push to ease public sector data-sharing
Open Data Barometer finds that the UK government is still top for releasing open data – but France, Canada and Mexico are snapping at its heels
Cabinet Office minister says distributed ledgers could offer a "better way" of monitoring the distribution of government cash
Two new proposed tenders aim to simplify mobile working through use of the cloud
Mystery Shopper report highlights challenges of encouraging suppliers to form partnerships to bid for government contracts
Decade-long IT contract – underpinning £500bn in tax revenue – to come to an early end
Culture minister Ed Vaizey says a central government drive is needed to join up disparate digital technology initiatives being pursued by departments in isolation
Cabinet Office's Warren Smith wants service to become the first port of call for procurement