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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"
Newly-released Foreign Office papers show that the-then South African prime minister P.W.Botha went through former British intelligence officer to "convey a message about his disquiet at the UK attitude" apartheid
Newly-released Foreign Office papers show the US ambassador "did not get a very good read-out" from his own side after a meeting between the American president and the UK prime minister
What do ministers really think of their officials? Jonathan Owen asked Andrew Mitchell – former international development secretary – to appraise the civil service
Newly-released Foreign Office papers show "laid back" US President was seen as "not on an intellectual par" with the UK prime minister
Newly-released historical papers from the Foreign Office show Britain’s decidedly undiplomatic take on the state of Ireland
Foreign Office files show how the department's permanent secretary ordered the formation of an elite “security coordination unit", able to call on officials from right across the civil service
Co-writer of the still-definitive civil service satire rememberd as "an iconoclast who was willing to make a joke about almost anything"
Then-foreign secretary and his wife asked officials to gather "as many details as possible" about the wives and family lives of foreign ministers, new papers show
Newly-released papers show how Number 10 kept the Foreign Office out of the loop over a US briefing on the controversial Strategic Defence Initiative
Newly-released papers show how officials set out to frustrate planned visit by the Palestinian Liberation Organisation leader
Advertisement for the role of Wales' top official goes live – as first minister Carwyn Jones emphasises that Brexit means "fundamental change for Wales and the UK as a whole"
Institute for Government's latest "Responsiveness Ranking" paints a mixed picture of the way departments respond to requests for information
Assistant chief executive of Birmingham City Council tells CSW that central government needs to stop telling town halls to you need to earn your freedom
Chair of the government’s Social Security Advisory Committee says Budget and Autumn Statement deadlines have "regularly resulted in secondary legislation being presented to us without meaningful analysis of impact or interactions with other parts of the benefit system"
There’s more to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office than diplomacy and policy, with the government department harbouring one of the most overtly commercial operations in the civil service. Danny Payne, chief executive of FCO Services, tells CSW’s Jonathan Owen how the trading fund set up less than a decade ago has come of age
Confidence, and a more commercial attitude towards project delivery, leads to better outcomes, FCO Services chief executive Danny Payne tells CSW
Home Office permanent secretary Mark Sedwill is under pressure to take action and deliver better returns on the use of confiscation orders
Former Navy chief launches scathing attack on the government, accusing it of being unprepared for Britain electing to leave the EU, amid calls for a new Strategic Defence and Security Review
MI5, MI6 and GCHQ make strong progress on female hires, after a report by MPs warned all three intelligence services suffered from a "male mentality"
Watchdog ACOBA approves new job for Mary Calam, provided she does not use any “privileged information” from her time in the civil service
Competition and Markets Authority warns that cartels can lead to overcharges of 10% to 20%
The environment department’s top official calls on staff to confide in each other as a way of boosting morale in one of the government’s unhappiest departments