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Civil Service Awards 2019: full shortlist revealed

10 October 2019

Fifty-strong list of individuals and teams reveals those in the running for honours in the 14th annual Civil Service Awards

DfT ‘reviewing’ executive pay arrangements after Crossrail fiasco

3 October 2019

Highways England, Network Rail and HS2 will be expected to justify performance-related-pay awards to ministers

Exclusive interview: New Defra perm sec Tamara Finkelstein on Brexit, identity and making the weather

10 October 2019

From the storm of no-deal Brexit preparation to the headwinds of regulatory reform, Tamara Finkelstein walked into a squall when she took on the top job at Defra. But she tells Beckie Smith she is...

What's changed? Boris Johnson's Brexit deal explained

18 October 2019

Boris Johnson has hailed his new Brexit deal with the EU ahead of a parliamentary vote tomorrow. What’s changed since the last one?

Cabinet Office names head of new military veterans’ unit

17 October 2019

Help for Heroes recovery director Retired Colonel David Richmond will take on cross-government role

What's changed? Boris Johnson's Brexit deal explained

18 October 2019

Boris Johnson has hailed his new Brexit deal with the EU ahead of a parliamentary vote tomorrow. What’s changed since the last one?

Seen, but not heard: should ex-civil servants keep schtum on current affairs?

15 October 2019

Former officials have an increasingly public role in national debate – is that always a good thing? Suzannah Brecknell explores how retired mandarins balance their duty to contribute to the public...

Cabinet Office names head of new military veterans’ unit

17 October 2019

Help for Heroes recovery director Retired Colonel David Richmond will take on cross-government role

Brexit ferries reboot: government signs £87m contracts to transport medicines

14 October 2019

Government won't fly in medicines in first batch of contracts awarded through £300m post-Brexit framework

Roundtable: Rules of engagement

17 October 2019

Jonathan Owen reports on a round table discussion exploring how government can adopt and exploit the potential of automation and artificial intelligence

Roundtable: Stimulating digital innovation

16 October 2019

Technological change presents an opportunity for things to be done in a different way. Jonathan Owen reports on a round table where leading civil servants came together to work out how to go about...

Civil Service Awards 2019: full shortlist revealed

10 October 2019

Fifty-strong list of individuals and teams reveals those in the running for honours in the 14th annual Civil Service Awards

Ministers reject call for ‘new’ National School of Government

11 October 2019

Response to PACAC recommendation says single institution would not meet needs of a modern civil service

'Designating services as digital is increasingly a hindrance' – DfE's Emma Stace on working across organisational boundaries

26 September 2019

As the Department for Education refashions itself as a delivery department, its chief digital officer Emma Stace tells Civil Service World she is determined to make digital ‘just the way...

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...