Policies

Environment Agency rollout of body cameras to all officers underway

15 October 2018

Rollout of equipment in the early stages but come in response to a growing number of abusive incidents during site inspections

Man on emissions: Lord Deben on the clarion call for climate change action

10 October 2018

Lord Deben is as intrepid and combative an advocate for the environment as anyone concerned about climate change could want. Better known as John Gummer, the former environment minister and now...

BEIS finally publishes report on shelved Land Registry sell-off

8 October 2018

Consultation analysis underscores weight of organised opposition to Cameron-era proposals ditched by May regime

DfID investment profits could be funnelled into aid under reform plan

10 October 2018

International development secretary Penny Mordaunt calls for ‘national conversation’ to promote private investment in aid as part of reset of DfID’s work

Government confirms end to free movement in Brexit migration plans

2 October 2018

White paper expected later this year to set out details of plan to end free movement of people once the UK leaves the European Union

MPs flag fears over MoD’s nuclear operations

21 September 2018

Public Accounts Committee warns of ‘unfit for purpose’ infrastructure and Brexit risks

Environment Agency rollout of body cameras to all officers underway

15 October 2018

Rollout of equipment in the early stages but come in response to a growing number of abusive incidents during site inspections

Home Office facing legal action over 'derisory' police pay rise

4 October 2018

Department “cheated police officers out of the pay increase they should receive” says Police Federation chairman 

Prison service chief Spurr to leave after MoJ perm sec asks him to step down

20 September 2018

Richard Heaton announces Michael Spurr departure at “the right time to ask a new chief executive to take on this important role”

MPs and unions condemn death threats against HMRC chief

12 October 2018

Jon Thompson's revelation that the police had investigated two threats after he gave evidence on Brexit custom costs “represents an escalation that cannot be tolerated”

Opinion: Why a Department of the Opposition wouldn’t work

5 October 2018

Norman Strauss recently argued in CSW that there was a need to create a new ministry for the opposition to help change the civil service and share its expertise more widely across society...

Health department told to share plans to protect medicines supply

15 October 2018

The department's slow response to a price hike last year was "doubly worrying in the context of uncertainty over supply chains after Brexit", committee chair Meg Hillier said

Mental health first aid: putting theory into practice

10 October 2018

To mark World Mental Health Day, CSW asked two of the civil service's mental health first aiders to reflect on what they've learned so far

Ministry of Defence seeks chief scientific adviser

16 October 2018

The science chief will advise on areas such as artificial intelligence, cyber security, space technology and chemical, biological and missile defence 

Environment Agency rollout of body cameras to all officers underway

15 October 2018

Rollout of equipment in the early stages but come in response to a growing number of abusive incidents during site inspections

Inside government's data science revolution: 'If none of our ideas fail, we are not being ambitious enough'

12 October 2018

Tom Smith, managing director of the ONS Data Science Campus, tells CSW's sister title PublicTechnology how and why he wants to 'move the needle' for the use of data across the...

DfE must do better on statistics says perm sec after watchdog's warning

9 October 2018

Perm sec Jonathan Slater has instructed his head statistician to work with DfE's comms and policy teams to ensure its stats “meet the highest standards of trustworthiness, quality and...

Watchdog blasts education department over 'serious' problems with school stats

8 October 2018

Education secretary Damian Hinds has been rapped by the government's statistics watchdog over a string of claims about school funding and performance.