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Knife crime has hit a record high in England but it is hardly a new phenomenon. Jonathan Owen looks at what is driving current levels and how police and civil servants are responding in new ways
More than 1,000 people, including civil service chief executive John Manzoni, top health experts, scientists and senior government advisers, have had their addresses made public
Civil service chief executive John Manzoni and Treasury solicitor Jonathan Jones also among those receiving awards
More power should be held by the prime minister’s office, says think tank in a paper influenced by Dominic Cummings
IfG analysis finds that main parties’ manifesto pledges risk creating uncertainty and distraction
Passing a Queen’s Speech, navigating Brexit legislation, dealing with the fallout, and setting out new priorities will be the key issues for whoever is in No.10 in 2020
Unions say that Department for Education's missed targets for maths, modern foreign languages and physics teachers is ‘alarming’
Parties “seem all too willing to bend or even break their own fiscal rules before they’ve even got started”, report finds
Nearly two-thirds of respondents trust civil servants, with officials maintaining their position as the profession that has seen the biggest rise in credence ranking since 1983
Jonathan Owen reports on a round table discussion exploring how government can adopt and exploit the potential of automation and artificial intelligence
Technological change presents an opportunity for things to be done in a different way. Jonathan Owen reports on a round table where leading civil servants came together to work out how to go about stimulating digital innovation
Having high quality data is a prerequisite if policy and decisions are to be truly evidence-based, Jonathan Owen reports on a CS Live round table where leading civil servants came together to share ideas on how government can improve the way data is used in helping design and deliver services
CSW reports on a CS Live round table about the potential of connectivity to transform government
Recently released files from the prime minister’s office of the early 1990s – many of them marked secret or confidential – shine a light on the inner workings of Number 10 and the roles of civil servants at the heart of policymaking and delivery. Jonathan Owen takes a look at 10 of the things we were not meant to know, until now...
The newest profession in the Government Communication Service focuses on improving the way government talks directly to key stakeholders. Jonathan Owen speaks to members of the new External Affairs Forum to find out more
Ian Ackerley left the world of commercial banking to join NS&I as its chief executive last year. He speaks to Jonathan Owen about the need to turn Britain from being a nation of spenders to a nation of savers
Documents also reveal concerns from senior officials over the government’s privatisation of the Property Services Agency
Newly-released papers reveal that Butler asked PM John Major to defend civil service from then Labour leader’s attacks
Cost of protecting key communication link deemed prohibitive in 1990
In the wake of the Brexit vote, there is a pressing need for government organisations to work together to drive international trade. Jonathan Owen reports on a round table where some of Britain’s most senior civil servants gathered to discuss how this could best be achieved
Departmental chiefs open up about areas of concern across government, including the need to focus on delivery and the impact of London house prices on the civil service
Family-focused pilot scheme will allow staff to return to the UK every weekend
Brexit blamed for increase in churn levels at central department
BME officials "need to be part of the decision-making process", says Civil Service Race Forum chair Rob Neil, as he warns that meritocracy remains a "dream" for too many staff
Jacqui Gavin tells Jonathan Owen about her role as chair of a:gender, the civil service’s support network for staff who are transgender, and rates Whitehall’s progress on diversity
GDS women's group convinces leadership that sanitary products are not a “luxury item”
“We have to be intolerant of the wrong behaviours and celebrate the right ones," says international trade perm sec, as he reflects on drive to achieve gender parity in the Department for Business
Andrew Rhodes, director general of operations at the Department for Work and Pensions says civil service risks missing out on different views and perspectives "because we are not socially diverse enough"
Alan J Scott accused the government of being heavy handed in its dealings with the overseas territory, according to an FOI published by the Foreign Office
Civil service unions hit out as new CSW analysis shows that many outgoing Number 10 advisers had substantial year-on-year pay rises, as well as enhanced redundancy terms and honours
Newly-released Foreign Office papers show how UK's former top man in Europe believed deal between Dublin and London was "an insult and a degradation for Ulster"