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Last year’s novichok attacks in Salisbury brought global threats to the doorstep of the government’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory. Chief executive Gary Aitkenhead tells Richard Johnstone how it is responding to the changing world
Rapid job changes across government costs money and is bad for policy. So why does it persist?
Committee also calls on government to embed UN sustainable development goals in departmental plans
The Home Affairs Committee urged the government to pay greater attention to its "duty of care" as it prepares to hand out £4bn worth of new contracts.
Programme has consistently fallen well short of recruitment goals, NAO report finds
Department looks to put 50-strong team on standby for Brexit-related crises
At a time of turmoil in government, the latest trust rankings for top professions provide a fillip for civil servants – and for trade union bosses
Whitehall projects chief to chair body constructing cross-London line as it is revealed project faces further delays to opening and requires £1.4bn in extra funds
When we evaluate public policy we reach for the rational lexicon, but this risks creating cold and ineffective public services
Local proposals to implement the government’s major economic plan are required by early 2020
DfID’s Fergus McBean won the Use of Evidence Award at this year’s Civil Service Awards through an innovative approach to inform cholera prevention in war-torn Yemen. He tells Naomi Larsson how the department did it
Analysis finds Theresa May's proposal would have lowest economic impact
Three government departments collaborated to organise a major international conference on illegal wildlife trade in London last month. Conference director Andrew McCulloch explains how they did it
Treasury needs new measures of its own effectiveness in order to drive long-term decision making in government, auditors say
John Pullinger sits down with Mark Smulian to discuss sharing UK expertise globally, fake news and how data abundance changes policymaking
The chancellor’s Budget officially fired the starting gun on the 2019 Spending Review, but questions remain about how the Treasury will run the negotiations while also grappling with Brexit. Beckie Smith and Richard Johnstone preview what lies ahead
New centre should build a network of people ready to take on top jobs in order to help leaders to drive innovation and improvement across services
The transport secretary also told MPs the UK's franchising model was 'shaky'
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
Department says it wants a competitive tender process for the next Civil Service Pension Fund admin contract
Outsourcing firm now owns 75% of flagship 'mutual' civil service pensions administrator
In a special report looking at the Government Major Projects Portfolio, CSW brings you a snapshot of progress across four categories: infrastructure and construction, transformation and service delivery, information and communications technology, and military capability. This first section looks at three transformation and service delivery across government
The department’s chief digital and information officer Tom Read sees addressing a historic ‘lack of trust’ between the two disciplines as a key part of his role