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Report comes amid renewed speculation about possible merger with the Foreign Office after appointment of joint ministerial team
A much-anticipated takeover by the Foreign Office of the Department for International Development has yet to materialise – but the appointment of an entirely joint ministerial team has sparked curiosity and concern. Beckie Smith speaks to those in the know about what it could mean
After a decade at the helm of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, Sir Bernard Jenkin is moving on. He tells Beckie Smith about the highlights, lessons and bitter battles
Recent appointments may have gone to experienced insiders, but the new civil service chief operating officer must build on the momentum of outsider John Manzoni and help tackle persistent problems
Civica's Bob McClean explains how the emerging techniques of Hybrid Agile retain Agile’s user-focus and flexibility – so valuable in the battle against COVID-19 – while meeting government’s requirements on risk allocation, regulation, supplier incentives and business planning
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
"All over government, people are being asked to deliver the totally impossible at unimaginable speed."
Tom Shinner is tasked with overseeing cross-departmental response on tackling coronavirus crisis
Cabinet secretary pays tribute to Cheshire as "a great personal support and source of wise counsel" to senior colleagues
Cabinet Office and now-defunct DExEU top list of ministries with the fastest-turning revolving doors
Cabinet Office hosts Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall for Whitehall showcase
Ten senior officials with Brexit responsibility moved jobs in 2018/19 despite year being a high water mark of EU exit prep, think tank finds
Plans for a standalone borders and immigration department also put on back burner, according to reports.
Funding plan will maintain scheme to help families with complex needs, ministry announces
Ben Wallace warns military top brass that procurement reform is on the way and blasts ‘almost criminal’ New Labour deals
Former ministerial adviser joins calls for DExEU to be wound up after January Brexit day
Reports suggest departmental changes will be implemented in the new year following a limited reshuffle this week
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.
Manifesto pledges include resurrecting department for climate change and creating a chief secretary for sustainability role in HM Treasury
Former Cabinet Office minister reflects on forces that oppose change in an exclusive interview with The Civil Service World Podcast
Johnson will chair panel to spearhead cross-departmental approach on environmental protection
Jonathan Owen reports on a round table discussion exploring how government can adopt and exploit the potential of automation and artificial intelligence
Response to PACAC recommendation says single institution would not meet needs of a modern civil service
Former civil servant Steve O'Neil takes a fresh look at the appliance of science at the heart of government