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You can’t take the politics out of big projects, but strengthening the National Infrastructure Commission and building the evidence base will lead to wiser decisions
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There is an increasing clamour for a constitutional convention in the UK to review devolution and design a post-Brexit blueprint. Alan Renwick and Robert Hazell set out the key features for such a review.
Martin Stanley recalls his own shift into the world of watchdogs and introduces his new ‘Understanding Regulation’ website
Prime minister Theresa May can’t afford to shut herself off from good, impartial advice
Dan Corry, former special adviser and head of the charity think tank NPC, argues that the public and charity sectors must learn from each other as they face joint challenges of capacity, governance and transformation
Over-zealous application of 'purdah' rules are having worrying consequences for environmental discussions, argues Bob Ward of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Brexit isn’t the only difficult issue that next month’s vote needs to fix
Last week's cyber hack exploited weaknesses in widely used computing systems across the public sector, particularly the NHS. Leaders need to get better at evaluating the small risk of very serious harm and getting vulnerabilities onto ministerial agendas
Little is known about the contribution of non-executives in Whitehall departments since their role was expanded in 2010. A new study aims to find out how they work
The run up to an election creates time to review what Whitehall comms projects have gone well and to learn lessons that can be used with the incoming government
Civil servants across Whitehall are preparing day one briefing packs for new ministers. Andrew Greenway recalls it as a dubious honour
Whitehall can still face tricky decisions during an election and the purdah period can create problems – as demonstrated by the High Court battle over air quality guidelines
Governments across the world have been reducing the size of their civil service. What impact does this have on the employees who remain?