Not picking up the Slack: Whitehall instant messaging clampdown reveals lack of trust in civil servants
Group chat services can make civil servants more efficient by reducing email overload. If...
OPINION: From spad to good? After Timothy and Hill, now is the time to end government by fear and abuse
The former DWP permanent secretary argues for a return to civility in the corridors of power, and offers his tips for preventing the ascendance of overmighty special advisers whose presence crushes open debate and discussion
Martin Stanley recalls his own shift into the world of watchdogs and introduces his new ‘Understanding Regulation’ website
Civil servant who led Troubled Families programme to leave Whitehall to take up roles in voluntary sector and academia
Insolvency Service investigator Claire Entwistle recounts the impressions and insights she picked up while shadowing Louise Haigh MP
Changes to be judged on how funding can promote sustainability of services and reduce worklessness
“Fairness and simplicity tend to be at odds” – reflections from the outgoing head of the Office of Tax Simplification
After six years at the helm of this tiny Whitehall team, John Whiting is standing down. Here he shares his experiences of trying to simplify Britain’s fiendish tax system – and what he’s learnt in the process
In making bids for more powers, many councils have moved outside their comfort zone to craft plans that improve local services. Can the same be said of central government?
MPs highlight that workforce planning in Whitehall only gives “high-level view” of staffing requirements
Government will be in listening mode once new city region mayors are in place, says growth unit boss
PACAC chair tells CSW it is a promising moment for civil service reform, but ministers must play their part too
Auditor general says he has support for plan from Whitehall permanent secretaries