Practice

Non-executive directors: How useful have they really been?

10 May 2017

Little is known about the contribution of non-executives in Whitehall departments since their role was expanded in 2010. A new study aims to find out how they work

Extent of changes to GDS top team revealed

3 May 2017

Shake-up at top of Government Digital Service becomes more apparent as former director of digital engagement Wendy Coello announces new role at the Co-op

Labour plan to end public sector pay cap would lead to 5% wage boost, claims IFS

22 May 2017

Analysis warns that continuation of 1% limit on pay increases will exacerbate public sector recruitment problems

Election 2017: Wealthy pensioners lose winter fuel allowance in Conservative social care plan

18 May 2017

Wealthy pensioners will lose state-funded fuel allowance under Tory plans to shake-up the social care system, Theresa May will announce today.

Six things civil servants should know about Brexit

22 May 2017

The launch event for Brexit Exchange in London highlighted key points for civil servants to keep in mind as the Brexit talks get serious

Labour plan to end public sector pay cap would lead to 5% wage boost, claims IFS

22 May 2017

Analysis warns that continuation of 1% limit on pay increases will exacerbate public sector recruitment problems

Former civil service chief Lord Kerslake: ‘Pretty much every department is at risk’ of cyber attack

17 May 2017

Government should look ‘very seriously’ at investing more in both cyber security and training, as investigation - and finger-pointing - over WannaCry continue

NHS cyber attack a 'wake-up call' for government

16 May 2017

Governments must start taking cyber security as seriously as physical military security, according to Microsoft’s president, in the wake of the attack which affected the NHS on Friday.

NHS hack: Lessons for the civil service from WanaCrypt0r cyber attack

16 May 2017

Last week's cyber hack exploited weaknesses in widely used computing systems across the public sector, particularly the NHS. Leaders need to get better at evaluating the small risk of very serious...

Slow recruitment is costing the civil service key skills, say outgoing commissioners

11 April 2017

Outgoing civil service commissioners highlight concerns that pay restrictions are limiting the attractiveness of some posts, while slow recruitment processes stop departments hiring top candidates...

Civil servants working while sick or on holiday to manage workloads, survey finds

11 May 2017

FDA union calls for more investment in the civil service, as survey shows that 91% of senior managers regularly work more than their contracted hours