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Plans to merge the Treasury and No.10 teams of political advisers have led to questions about where power lies in the centre of government. Richard Johnstone seeks answers
Cabinet Office seeks supplier to fulfil two-year contract
30-bill legislative programme includes measures to develop new immigration rules and post-Brexit trade plans
Boris Johnson has hailed his new Brexit deal with the EU ahead of a parliamentary vote tomorrow. What’s changed since the last one?
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 discourse with the self-enforced code of caution
Nicky Morgan asks Treasury perm sec Sir Tom Scholar if officials have updated economic analysis to include additional Brexit scenarios.
Analysis of improvement pledges under new public value framework also reveals concerns over participation of users in services and workforce capacity
As Theresa May’s time as prime minister comes to an end, Richard Johnstone asks Whitehall watchers to reflect on a tumultuous three years for officials
Critiques by politicians of minute-taking by civil servants are nothing new
The publication of the first first-hand research report from the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse has found violence, fear and vulnerability are widespread in young offender institutions and other government secure facilities. Principal researcher Rachel George says more work is needed to ensure safeguarding is everyone’s concern
As the deadline for ditching the 22-year-old platform draws near, some major government departments are still using GSi email addresses – but all contend that they are on track for the March cut-off
Twelve months on from the collapse of one of the government’s biggest contractors, Richard Johnstone looks at how the Cabinet Office has responded and reformed its approach to outsourcing
A range of organisations from across the public sector share their thoughts and experiences on commuters, creativity, and the pros and cons of ‘Manc humour’
The prime minister’s approach to her Cabinet and Cabinet committees is, crudely, a premiership of two halves. The IfG’s Gavin Freeguard analyses her tactics
After Windrush, is it time for some drastic changes at the Home Office? Whitehall expert Colin Talbot argues for a major re-organisation to tackle the long-standing problems at the department
CIPFA's policy manager Alan Bermingham takes a look at what the OBR's report on fiscal sustainability tell us about long term government spending – and the picture isn't pretty
Director general Kevin Cunnington gives speech detailing how the organisation has ‘changed the way we work with departments’
Government's national technology adviser discusses why getting digital reforms through the machinery of government may require some help from Jason Bourne
An in-depth review of the effectiveness of the civil service has focused in on the relationship between officials and political leaders as the key fault line. If it can be improved, so can policy delivery, Andrew Kakabadse tells Richard Johnstone