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Devolution: Has Whitehall really moved closer to town halls?

28 March 2017

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?

Garry Graham: Running down the civil service is no way to run Brexit

28 March 2017

Prospect union's deputy general secretary Garry Graham warns the UK will enter negotiations with "one hand tied behind its back" unless it addresses concerns over civil service capacity and workloads 

Transforming government procurement with a click

27 March 2017

The Crown Marketplace will allow departments to buy a host of goods and services online, streamlining the way that purchases are made

Northern Ireland: what happens now after power-sharing talks fail

27 March 2017

The political parties in Northern Ireland have failed to reach an agreement to form a new power-sharing Executive following the elections this month. The consequences could include the re-introduction of direct rule from Westminster

Social care funding: a crisis deferred?

23 March 2017

Expanding a government policy that allows people to use the value of their home to pay for social care without having to sell the property could unlock money at a time of growing demand

How to manage workplace grievances in Whitehall

22 March 2017

Industrial tribunals are set to become more high profile this year, which could represent a reputational risk to departments, but there are a number of steps managers can take

Cracking the code: getting the relationship between departments and arm’s-length bodies right

16 March 2017

Research by the Public Chairs’ Forum (PCF), Association of Chief Executives (ACE) and Institute for Government (IfG) is to review the impact of the Code of Good Practice for partnerships between departments and arm’s-length bodies (ALBs).

It's time to get spending reviews out into the open

14 March 2017

The latest round of efficiency savings demanded by the Treasury will set civil servants off on a merry dance. Given the official hours devoted to such reviews, is it time for rethink?

Apprenticeships Guide 2017

13 March 2017

Find out more about work to expand apprenticeships in Whitehall and beyond

Leigh Lewis: We need a better early warning system to flag up short-sighted spending cuts

10 March 2017

We shouldn't have to wait until the wheels fall off to find that cuts to services have gone way beyond any sustainable level, argues the former DWP permanent secretary