Civil Service World brought together a panel of data experts from across the civil service to look at ways of increasing public safety through the better use of data. Mark Rowe reports
‘A demonstration of the aesthetics of public policy’: Sir Peter Housden on how the Scottish Government introduced a minimum price for alcohol
A court ruling this month means a Scottish Government plan to introduce a minimum price for...
Criminal justice system not achieving value for money despite MoJ’s “ambitious reform programme” - National Audit Office
Public pending watchdog finds delays in the justice system because of “basic avoidable mistakes” and says reform alone will not tackle all “causes of inefficiency"
BT examines the role of IT in the future delivery of justice.
“Isolation will get you nowhere” – how the British Business Bank encouraged staff to collaborate and innovate in its quest to boost lending to SMEs
The legal team at the government-owned British Business Bank has brought together public and private sector expertise to create a new organisation with a challenging mandate – to boost lending to thousands of small and medium-sized businesses. Shanika Amarasekara, general counsel for the bank, shares her team's experience
Campaigners argued legal aid changes, ruled unlawful by the Court of Appeal, meant domestic violence victims were being forced to “face their abuser”. The MoJ says it will "carefully consider" the findings
Prime minister unveils moves to scrap declaration of criminal convictions in initial application stage - as Whitehall's new chief people officer Rupert McNeil stresses that safety checks will remain in place
Prison performance will be subject to greater transparency, David Cameron set to say, while governors will be handed greater control over the education of inmates
Minister says longstanding errors with online documents could have affected 2,200 divorce settlements
Europe, devolution and civil liberties: Rowena Collins Rice on what 2016 will bring for the Attorney General's Office
With the end of 2015 in sight, we asked Whitehall's top officials to review the year, set out their priorities for 2016 – and shed some light on their festive plans. Rowena Collins Rice, director-general of the Attorney General’s Office (AGO), takes part in our biggest-ever perm secs' round-up series...
With the end of 2015 in sight, we asked Whitehall's top officials to review the year, set out their priorities for 2016 – and shed some light on their festive plans. Alison Saunders, director of public prosecutions, takes part in our biggest-ever perm secs round-up series...
Former head of the civil service says "public will draw their own conclusions" about any attempt to curb the transparency law
Treasury solicitor Jonathan Jones: "2015 saw us become a better, more joined-up and efficient legal service"
With the end of 2015 in sight, we asked Whitehall's top officials to review the year, set out their priorities for 2016 – and shed some light on their festive plans. Jonathan Jones, HM Procurator General, Treasury Solicitor and Head of the Government Legal Service, takes part in our biggest-ever perm secs round-up series...
Gardner will be the first woman to take on the role overseeing government legislation