Professions

DfE looks to improve use of social media

16 October 2019

Department seeks to reduce calls and emails from the public via more effective use of digital channels

Government guidance defends Get Ready for Brexit countdown calendar

10 October 2019

Campaign factsheet acknowledges, but refutes, questions over politicisation of civil service

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

Government borrowing to soar past forecast after Boris Johnson spending pledges – IFS

8 October 2019

Think tank concludes that Conservative spending plans are closer to Labour’s 2017 election pledges than their own proposals

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

Martin Wheatley: salvaging the stopgap spending review

2 October 2019

The government’s one year Spending Round has brought very little security to departments. But it does recognise that government much be more strategic

HR

Estates and smart working: priorities for the government property profession

18 October 2019

Head of the government property profession Janet Young tells Civil Service World how she is helping build expertise around government.

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

IT

Law

Dave Penman: PM must protect civil service values in unprecedented times

8 October 2019

The Brexit-driven drama of Westminster ratchets up daily, but civil servants must be allowed space to do their job in safety, says FDA union chief

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...

EXPLAINED: Every bill in the Queen’s Speech

15 October 2019

Legislation to deliver Brexit dominated Boris Johnson’s first Queen’s Speech, which also had a strong law and order theme

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

Former Countryside Alliance chief confirmed in civil service brief at Cabinet Office

30 August 2019

Cabinet Office details full brief of Simon Hart and other Cabinet Office ministers, one month after appointment

Estates and smart working: rolling out reform in the Welsh Government

17 October 2019

The Welsh Government's award-winning smart working project in its Merthyr Tydfil office has set a template that is being rolled out across all its civil service buildings. Welsh Government chief...

DfT agencies need more ministerial leadership, Shapps says

17 October 2019

Transport secretary also reveals Northern franchise could be nationalised over contractor's poor performance

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