Policies

Dave Penman: What does the government’s northern focus mean for civil servants?

24 February 2020

The Conservative Party’s newfound interest in the north of England could be a game-changer for civil servants. Or it might just be a passing fad

Sunak told more tax is ‘only responsible way’ to boost public services

24 February 2020

Big numbers for capital spending in next month’s budget won’t fix decade of austerity, think-tank warns

Robert Chote interview: OBR chief reflects on ten years as the nation’s top fiscal watchdog, and how he is still a reporter at heart

21 February 2020

Since his early days as a journalist, Robert Chote has been holding the government to account for its handling of public finances. Now, towards the end of his 10-year statutory term as chair of...

Home Office facing ‘storms’ amid Patel bullying row, says ex-perm sec

21 February 2020

David Normington reflects on Patel v Rutnam stand-off amid reports department faces institutional racism allegations in draft Windrush review

Home Office blasted for procurement record as Serco wins £200m contract

21 February 2020

NAO says department ‘faces delivery and coordination challenges’ when it relies on others deliver public services

Home Office blasted for procurement record as Serco wins £200m contract

21 February 2020

NAO says department ‘faces delivery and coordination challenges’ when it relies on others deliver public services

Ministers accused of ‘abusing power’ on Civil Service Pension Scheme contributions

20 February 2020

Professionals’ union Prospect wades into row over government’s failure to reduce contribution rates following valuations ‘pause’

Union seeks Civil Service Pension Scheme judicial review

17 February 2020

High Court move will challenge government’s failure to reduce contributions following firefighters' ruling

Sunak told more tax is ‘only responsible way’ to boost public services

24 February 2020

Big numbers for capital spending in next month’s budget won’t fix decade of austerity, think-tank warns

Home Office 'inaction' blamed for abortion clinic harassment

11 February 2020

Department urged to introduce no-protest zones at clinics after turning down buffer zones proposal in 2018

Poll points to thirst for greater English devolution

31 January 2020

Housing, education and transport are key areas for boosted local control with majority in favour of elected mayors

The year ahead: How government can create a more impactful civil society

13 January 2020

In our January issue, CSW asks experts to give their thoughts on the new government’s policy priorities. In this entry, Dan Corry discusses how prime minister Boris...

Ex-minister laments ‘unfairly low’ staff pay at DCMS

13 September 2019

Tracey Crouch also details Whitehall push-back over fixed-odds betting terminals, Brexit's opportunity cost and ‘complete pain in the arse’ Matt Hancock