Terminological inexactitudes: handy translations of Whitehall jargon (Vol. 20)
Civil Service World's regular guide to the very best in Whitehallese
Under constant review
How we will describe this policy once the opposition or press realises how badly it’s been going.
A senior official has developed proposals which will annoy several other parts of the department. Time to find out by how much.
Implies that you’re both deeply interested in, and actively considering, the wider implications of whatever this is about. In reality you haven’t a clue and couldn’t care less.
After careful consideration
Pretty much everyone who replied to the consultation thought this was a bad idea. As did most of the people who drafted it.
This document requires urgent clearance. Please reply immediately to confirm that you haven’t read it
Civil service poll shows a more engaged workforce but...
When even reports on albatross observation are being suppressed, it’s clear that existing purdah...
Watchdog’s snapshot shows BEIS has biggest numeric burden, followed by Defra
Labour minister-turned-Greater Manchester mayor berates anachronistic policymaking processes
BT takes a look at the shifting nature of cyber threats, and how organisations can detect and...
Microsoft shows a few of the ways that governments can turn data into insight
With the ‘low-hanging fruit’ exhausted, the public sector must approach new government saving...
TCS is keen to contribute to the topic of successful partnerships between the public and private...