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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
Rolling out text alerts, sorting out "crap" government IT, cleaning up data, and trying to recruit skilled people when the money's tight — there's plenty going on in the world of government digital, as Matt Foster found at the Government Digital Service's annual gathering
New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues on Dods People
Special report: The civil service is getting happier, according to its most recent People Survey. Suzannah Brecknell explores what else the survey tells us about change and engagement across government
Special report: With the Spending Review out of the way and all eyes on Whitehall's new Single Departmental Plans, Matt Foster assesses what the next four years of austerity are likely to mean for the size and shape of government – and how the much-heralded “transformation” of the state will play out in practice
New 'specialist' payscale to help recruitment, staff cuts at the Cabinet Office, Single Departmental Plans, the future of civil service reform, details on a brand new leadership academy – as the civil service chief executive and minister for the Cabinet Office face MPs, CSW tries to keep up...
New appointments this week in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues on Dods People
Special report: Extensive cross-government survey finds broad range of views on the FOI act – with calls for more central support in dealing with requests and just over 50% of officials in favour of introducing charges
Analysis: What does the tax credits defeat in the House of Lords mean for the government's legislative programme – and are civil servants ready for the fallout?
New appointments this week in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues on Dods Monitoring
Louise Hart, author of Procuring Successful Mega-Projects and a former project director for the establishment of major transport infrastructure contracts in Sydney and London, explains that when it comes to setting up major government contracts, learning from experience is commendable, but learning from other people’s experience is much less painful
What’s life like at the sharp end of public services? A modern foreign languages teacher tells Sarah Aston about the pros and cons of changes to the schools system
As the purse strings tighten, government departments are seeing the benefits of working together. Tim Gibson reports from a CSW roundtable that explored how best to make collaboration happen
Throughout his premiership, David Cameron’s inner circle has remained remarkably consistent. Historian and author Anthony Seldon runs through the men and women who make 10 Downing Street tick
What do David Cameron’s changes at the centre tell us about his government? Jill Rutter from the Institute for Government analyses the new team around the PM