Policies

The year ahead: 'Ministers’ ambitious international trade agenda is just about deliverable'

22 January 2020

In our January issue, CSW asks experts to give their thoughts on the new government’s policy priorities. In this entry, David Henig looks at how the government can realise its post-Brexit...

The year ahead: 'The government needs to prove it can be trusted on infrastructure decisions'

21 January 2020

In our January issue, CSW asks experts to give their thoughts on the new government’s policy priorities. In this entry, Tom Forth calls for transparency in government spending decisions

Tree is the magic number: celebrating 100 years of the Forestry Commission

10 January 2020

Work to oversee the nation’s woodlands has changed a lot over the past century. PK Khaira-Creswell looks at how non-ministerial government department the Forestry Commission marked its centenary...

DfID ‘to be spared’ as Johnson scales back Whitehall reorganisation

7 January 2020

Plans for a standalone borders and immigration department also put on back burner, according to reports.

The year ahead: 'Ministers’ ambitious international trade agenda is just about deliverable'

22 January 2020

In our January issue, CSW asks experts to give their thoughts on the new government’s policy priorities. In this entry, David Henig looks at how the government can realise its post-Brexit...

Details of MHCLG’s building safety regulator emerge

21 January 2020

New body will form part of government measures to improve building safety announced in response to first phase of Grenfell inquiry

Cabinet secretary ‘voiced security fears' over Rory Bremner’s impersonation of John Major

3 January 2020

Robin Butler suggested impressionist could trick chancellor into revealing budget details amid wave of spoof calls, former Channel 4 boss recalls

Max Hill QC on the year in CPS, their new chief executive and the evolving nature of crime

3 January 2020

As 2020 approaches, senior figures from across government reflect on their highlights and challenges of 2019, look ahead to the next 12 months and share their favourite festive memories

The year ahead: Will EMOs capture the mood of ministers this time?

17 January 2020

In our January issue, CSW asks experts to give their thoughts on the new government’s policy priorities. In this entry, the Institute for Government director of research’s Emma Norris considers...

Cabinet Office offers assistance after honours data leak ‘disaster’

2 January 2020

More than 1,000 people, including civil service chief executive John Manzoni, top health experts, scientists and senior government advisers, have had their addresses made public

Jonathan Jones reflects on an 'extraordinary year for legal and constitutional happenings'

28 December 2019

As 2020 approaches, senior figures from across government reflect on their highlights and challenges of 2019, look ahead to the next 12 months and share their favourite festive memories

DHSC ‘needlessly’ paid £42m to end Carillion hospital PFI contract

20 January 2020

Watchdog says keenness to proceed with Liverpool project led to deal being struck before construction failings were known

The year ahead: time for the government to get serious on population health in 2020

17 January 2020

In our January issue, CSW asks experts to give their thoughts on the new government’s policy priorities. In this entry, Jon Rouse explores the impetus to expand public health initiatives in 2020...

PHE chief Duncan Selbie on new regional directors and the link between health and wealth

31 December 2019

As 2020 approaches, senior figures from across government reflect on their highlights and challenges of 2019, look ahead to the next 12 months and share their favourite festive memories

BEIS ‘cannot know’ whether its business-support schemes are good value

16 January 2020

National Audit Office flags lack of measurable objectives and impact evaluation in department’s £2.4bn-a-year portfolio of help

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

Abbey service celebrates life of Jeremy Heywood

21 June 2019

Laughter and tears as prime ministers, former colleagues and a pop star pay tribute to late cabinet secretary