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There’s plenty more austerity to come – but do plans for city devolution signal a brighter future?
Civil Service World survey finds civil servants undecided over whether departments still make sense as services move online
The civil service's failure to keep pace with the private sector on pay will only get worse if there's no change in policy. Whitehall must recognise the scale of the problem
Report by the National Audit Office says Department for Work and Pensions must get better at spotting potential problems with big schemes
Ahead of his retirement, Michael Fuller sat down with CSW to discuss his time as chief inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service.
The new government looks very similar to the last one – but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s business as usual
New man in 70 Whitehall to tell IfG he wants officials to "feel in control of their destiny"
Giving the civil service a formal role in the national policy conversation would play to its unique strengths
How can government tackle increasing complexity? Joshua Chambers examines international approaches to solving such knotty problems as climate change, immigration and terrorism
New business secretary promises expansion of anti-regulation scheme in new enterprise bill
Former education secretary Michael Gove to take on justice secretary role while Nicky Morgan stays at DfE
Prime minister David Cameron has announced the re-appointment of Cabinet ministers George Osborne, Theresa May, Philip Hammond and Michael Fallon
Tom Read leaves chief technology officer job at the Cabinet Office as CTO brief is rolled into new chief digital officer role
"Big data" promises big rewards for government, says Douglas Beal of the Centre for Public Impact. But it must be driven by policy objectives and analysed by staff with the right skills
It’s two years since the launch of the Major Projects Leadership Academy, a training school designed to improve the leadership of big public sector schemes. With 100 graduates now under its belt, is the programme achieving its aims? Colin Marrs reports
Lord Falconer is the man entrusted by Ed Miliband with preparing Labour for government. Here he speaks to Matt Foster about the party’s plans for Whitehall, and why he thinks the coalition has got its relationship with the civil service "dramatically wrong". Photos by Louise Haywood-Schiefer
Thirty three companies take the lion’s share of central government procurement spending, between them receiving roughly £10bn of Whitehall money each year. But who are they? Do they truly understand the public sector? And do civil servants trust them? Rebecca Sims-Robinson crunches the numbers.
Another inconclusive election will mean uncertainty for the country – and complex challenges for Whitehall, says the Institute for Government's Peter Riddell
Exclusive: Labour peer in charge of preparing party for government says he wants to avoid "civil service wars" associated with creating, scrapping and merging departments, but eyes greater role for Number 10
Across the world, central and local governments are doing more to share common IT systems. Joshua Chambers looks at global examples of “government as a platform”
‘Fragmentation’ and coalition wariness will make post-election talks more ‘complicated’, Institute for Government director Peter Riddell tells UCL event
In the second of CSW's in-depth assessments of the party manifestos, Mark Rowe picks apart the Tory document to find out what the party has in store for the civil service
Former Scope and Mencap IT director Conall Bullock takes on newly-created Cabinet Office role, reporting directly to permanent secretary Richard Heaton
Cutting-edge communications and training campaigns are using the theories and technologies behind the best video games, says Joshua Chambers