Professions

Bronwen Maddox: A successful Spending Review needs to push through the Brexit fog

12 July 2018

It might not yet top the government’s priority list, but no one should underestimate the challenges of the next Spending Review

HR

IT

‘Good things happen when you play nicely’ – GDS takes a new tack

4 July 2018

Director general Kevin Cunnington gives speech detailing how the organisation has ‘changed the way we work with departments’

Revamped HMRC customs system ‘set to be ready for no-deal Brexit’

28 June 2018

Update highlights progress made on ensuring new customs system is ready to handle additional workload caused by EU exit

Law

Home Office review of civil service advice to Amber Rudd may not be published

11 July 2018

Sir Philip Rutnam reiterates that senior managerial changes in the department were not related to Allan review of advice to ministers

Home Office ‘unlawfully’ locked up Windrush victims, say MPs and peers

29 June 2018

Cross-party committee says department provided “no credible explanation” for twice detaining two children of the Windrush generation

Healthy valleys: Welsh Government health chief on the devolved NHS, committed staff and Bevan’s legacy

11 July 2018

The land of NHS founder Aneurin Bevan, Wales has seen a lot of changes since the health service was created 70 years ago. The Welsh Government’s top health official Andrew Goodall reflects on the...

MPs call on MoJ to produce for probation workforce plan after reforms ‘mess’

22 June 2018

Justice Select Committee says service morale at an all-time low after controversial changes that may never deliver reoffending reduction aims

Making inroads: DfT perm sec Bernadette Kelly on social mobility, rail franchises and the laser-like attention of No 10

19 June 2018

One year into her permanent secretary job, Kelly tells Tamsin Rutter why transport is the best department, about “racy” jobs in deregulation and infrastructure, and why she shed her Brummie accent...

HS2 appoints Crossrail boss as new chair

13 July 2018

DfT's high-speed railway company to appoint new top team as project moves from design to construction

Healthy valleys: Welsh Government health chief on the devolved NHS, committed staff and Bevan’s legacy

11 July 2018

The land of NHS founder Aneurin Bevan, Wales has seen a lot of changes since the health service was created 70 years ago. The Welsh Government’s top health official Andrew Goodall reflects on the...

Relationships matter – and other top tips for civil servants and academics working together

2 July 2018

Academics love nothing more than conversations with like-minded thinkers trying to solve problems. Here’s how the civil service can use these discussions to improve policy

Government ‘on track’ to miss climate change targets, official advisers warn

28 June 2018

Committee on Climate Change report found reductions in greenhouse gas emissions have stalled in past five years