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A civil servant offers some homespun wisdom on the highs and lows of remote working during a pandemic – and discovers it is anything but pants
Outgoing Cabinet Office perm sec and civil service chief executive urges colleagues to “preserve and promote what is unique” about the "incredible" civil service while pursuing constant improvement
New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues at Dods People
Cabinet secretary also encourages departmental staff to make time to relax – safely – over the Easter weekend
Lord Armstrong, cabinet secretary from 1979 to 1987, died on 3 April. His successor Lord Butler pays tribute to a dedicated public servant who served two chancellors and three prime ministers with his 'majestic' powers of analysis and steady discretion, embodying the civil service values of impartiality, objectivity, honesty and integrity
Only the prime minister can address the growing fracture in the relationship between ministers and officials. But will he?
Watchdog should be doing more to enforce guidance that only essential workers should be travelling to jobs, leaders warn
Select committee and ministers ask for citizens to be on the lookout for false information spread online
Matt Hancock issues instruction to ensure no “barrier or delay” to taking action in “extraordinary circumstances”
Cabinet secretary pays tribute to Cheshire as "a great personal support and source of wise counsel" to senior colleagues
McCallum, currently deputy director general of the Security Service, will take over from Sir Andrew Parker at the end of April
BEIS perm sec will move to become Cabinet Office perm sec as he takes on roles held by John Manzoni
Pocklington succeeds Melanie Dawes, who became Ofcom chief exec in February
The prime minister's letter will be sent to 30 million households, Number 10 said. Read it in full here
Comments come as PM’s top adviser Dominic Cummings self-isolates after developing symptoms
But HMRC and Border Force workers are still among the most stressed parts of the civil service, according to poll data
Delayed results of sentiment poll paint broad picture of ongoing improvement
The UK government blazed a trail on digital innovation, but others are catching up fast and it would be all too easy to squander the advantage of earlier work
Steven Dick worked as the deputy head of mission in Hungary
MPs and campaigners say department will not be trusted after report said the department had shown decades of "ignorance and thoughtlessness" on race.
The Government Digital Service was created to be a radical agent of reform. Director general Alison Pritchard tells PublicTechnology that, while it now prefers to work more collaboratively, it still has the stomach for a scrap
Business and employee support schemes open for business this week