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In an era of protracted belt-tightening in government, how can departments collaborate on policy design to save money and improve outcomes for the citizen? A recent CSW round table explored these issues, as Colin Marrs reports
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills perm sec Martin Donnelly vows to ensure staff are "fully supported" as he confirms plan to shut Sheffield policy site by January 2018. CSW has full details and reaction from the PCS and FDA unions, Labour, and frontline staff
Mark Carne has had a challenging reign as chief executive of the body in charge of Britain's railways. As the Network Rail boss meets staff to talk about the future of the organisation, he tells CSW's Mark Leftly about the "fundamental" challenge of being reclassified as a public sector body – and the dangers of paying staff "significantly under the market rate"
Keith Hurst tells Max Goldbart how his team’s award-winning strategy transformed a key element of the Land Registry’s operations
Competition and Markets Authority says privatised Land Registry could “degrade the terms of access to its monopoly data in order to weaken competition to its own commercial products”
Cabinet Office promises new multi agency incident transfer protocol will help improve response to major incidents like terror attacks and floods
Online verification service passes service assessment, as Janet Hughes vows to listen and learn as scheme is introduced across departments
Spending watchdog criticises Cabinet Office for oversight of plan to merge back office functions, as delays and lack of buy-in lops millions off savings target
Tech entrepreneur and government digital adviser tells The House magazine that Government Digital Service was right to "go fast" in its early years – but says reform efforts must not become "balkanised" in separate departments
Experts question the ability of Queen’s Speech centrepiece to deal with system's core problems
Government unveils latest push to ease public sector data-sharing
Late principal private secretary to prime minister David Cameron honoured in naming of this year's Policy Award
MPs call on Cabinet Office to “re-invigorate” initiatives aimed at increasing the amount of money government spends with small and medium-sized enteprises
Crown Commercial Service to roll out the Open Contracting Data Standard across Whitehall by the autumn, as Cabinet Office acknowledges current contracts info acting as a "barrier to suppliers and businesses"
Treasury's second permanent secretary to set up new organisation bringing together research councils, in bid to support growth and cross-disciplinary research
Writing exclusively for CSW, Neil Couling – director general of the Department for Work and Pensions' Universal Credit programme – says strong political backing, a "test and learn" approach to delivery, and giving staff the space to develop has helped get the welfare reform scheme back on track
Ahead of the State Opening of Parliament, think tank says slim Commons majority and tough Spending Review settlements mean government would be wise to focus on key priorities
Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union announces one-day strike action of policy officials set to be affected by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills' plan to close its office in Sheffield
Nearly half of senior managers say they cannot work flexibly, according to a survey by the FDA union — despite a range of policies to encourage better work-life balance
KPMG explores the use of digital platforms to improve life for service users and carers
KPMG’s Head of Government and Infrastructure Kru Desai sits down with Civil Service World to discuss a career in public sector transformation and why she’s looking forward to leading a challenge to ‘Reimagine’ public services
KPMG on food subscriptions for families receiving means-tested benefits
KPMG imagines a new digital service designed to liberate UK small businesses from bureaucracy whilst cutting cost to government
BIS perm sec seeks to justify closure of Sheffield site, and says departmental cuts will mean reducing headcount by 30%-40% "over time"