Policies

Lib Dems confirm Defra would go if party wins power

5 December 2019

Food and rural affairs lead says Department for Climate Change and Natural Resources would spell the end for current environment ministry

Environment Agency begins Lincolnshire flood repairs

5 December 2019

Staff bring out specialist equipment to fix breached river banks as response efforts focus on longer-term measures

Lib Dems confirm Defra would go if party wins power

5 December 2019

Food and rural affairs lead says Department for Climate Change and Natural Resources would spell the end for current environment ministry

Environment Agency begins Lincolnshire flood repairs

5 December 2019

Staff bring out specialist equipment to fix breached river banks as response efforts focus on longer-term measures

Is the UK on track to agree a post-Brexit US trade deal? What leaked papers tell us

3 December 2019

Last week’s leak gives some insights on trade talks, but the government needs to be more open to get the best results

Labour confirms plans for new departments and ‘day one’ scrapping of DWP

21 November 2019

Manifesto pledge details plans for four new ministries and scrap ‘symbol of fear’ DWP as part of moves to halt Universal Credit rollout

Liberal Democrats unveil departmental shake-up plans

21 November 2019

Manifesto pledges include resurrecting department for climate change and creating a chief secretary for sustainability role in HM Treasury

Environment Agency begins Lincolnshire flood repairs

5 December 2019

Staff bring out specialist equipment to fix breached river banks as response efforts focus on longer-term measures

Liberal Democrats unveil departmental shake-up plans

21 November 2019

Manifesto pledges include resurrecting department for climate change and creating a chief secretary for sustainability role in HM Treasury

‘Trust me, I’m a civil servant’ – veracity rating of officials continues to grow

28 November 2019

Nearly two-thirds of respondents trust civil servants, with officials maintaining their position as the profession that has seen the biggest rise in credence ranking since 1983

The Civil Service World Podcast: Can you reform the civil service?

21 November 2019

On this week's episode of The Civil Service World Podcast, Jess and Suzannah speak to Francis Maude about his time as Minister for the Cabinet Office

Opinion: Civil service impartiality is not enough for legitimacy

18 November 2019

When governments push the boundaries of democratic legitimacy, keeping calm and carrying on is not the only option for civil servants, says Stefan Czerniawski

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

I was a civil servant, now I’m a... director of strategy for a charity

7 June 2019

In the latest of our series about civil service leavers, we meet former deputy principal private secretary to the prime minister Ed Whiting, who is now director of strategy for the Wellcome Trust...