Policies

MPs demand prisons inspection investment and transparency boost

16 February 2018

Ministers urged to take personal responsibility for implementing recommendations of HM Prisons Inspectorate in the wake of damming Liverpool report

NAO: Whitehall must get a grip on social care workforce woes

8 February 2018

Damning report finds no evidence of department-driven workforce planning for sector since Gordon Brown was prime minister

Sick day count increases at Cabinet Office

19 January 2018

New data shows dip in proportion of staff who went 12 months without taking time off because of ill health

ONS calls on departments to help identify gaps in data on inequality

18 January 2018

Official statistics body launches audit of inequalities data and signals desire to work closely with rest of government and civil society

Sir Mark Walport calls for more scientists to work in policymaking roles

19 February 2018

Former chief scientific adviser to government has warned tough post-Brexit migration rules could hamper scientific research

DWP digital project to manage debts of up to 15 million citizens

16 February 2018

Department plans ‘modernisation’ of its work to collect more than £1bn owed to the government each year

Theresa May sets out year-long government review of tuition fees

19 February 2018

Prime minister has announced the government will consider lowering the £9,250 maximum annual charge as part of wide-ranging higher education report

A woman’s place: what’s next for gender diversity in the civil service?

13 February 2018

As government gears up to celebrate the centenary of voting rights for women, Tamsin Rutter catches up with gender champion Melanie Dawes and women’s network co-founder Keela Shackell-Smith on...

Civil service pay reform could be simple… if politicians were brave enough to fund it

13 February 2018

As the pay cap is being lifted for other parts of the public sector, SCS pay reform needs ambition and commitment, not aspirational blather

Jane Dudman: Time to hear women’s voices in policymaking

22 February 2018

The centenary of women’s suffrage is a good opportunity to start making sure government is held to account to properly measure the impact of decisions on woman

Not just a numbers game: Diversity depends on Whitehall cracking its culture

16 February 2018

Challenging gender discrimination must be part of a wider drive to build a culture that supports all types of diversity

A woman’s place: what’s next for gender diversity in the civil service?

13 February 2018

As government gears up to celebrate the centenary of voting rights for women, Tamsin Rutter catches up with gender champion Melanie Dawes and women’s network co-founder Keela Shackell-Smith on...