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What can the UK civil service learn from other countries' policy innovations?

17 January 2017

Joshua Chambers has travelled the world meeting government innovators. Here, he shares some of their secrets.

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Inside the civil service's "mobile, flexible" Surge and Rapid Response Team

11 January 2017

Special report: In just two years, the Surge and Rapid Response Team has gone from an idea for coping with Whitehall’s spending squeeze to a workforce of more than 300 apprentices...

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Changing the conversation: An interview with Microsoft's Toni Townes-Whitley

10 January 2017

CSW caught up with Microsoft's Corporate Vice President of Worldwide Public Sector to discuss transformation in times of austerity, the key to successful major projects and tackling the lack...

Transformation roundtable participants

Roundtable: What are the secrets of successful government digital transformation?

10 January 2017

Government must do more than just adapt to current processes if it is to make the most of the digital revolution. Colin Marrs reports on a round table, hosted by CSW and Cognizant, where...

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Cabinet secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood on an "extraordinary" year and making a success of Brexit in 2017

23 December 2016

With the end of 2016 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top officials to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2017 – and shed some light on their festive favourites. Sir Jeremy Heywood...

Oliver (Olly) Robbins, permanent secretary of the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) - Image, Cabinet Office

DExEU perm sec Oliver Robbins on building the Brexit department and his 2017 priorities

22 December 2016

With the end of 2016 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top officials to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2017 – and shed some light on their festive favourites. Oliver Robbins,...

Civil service chief executive John Manzoni

Civil service CEO John Manzoni on 2017, Brexit priorities, and building a "brilliant" organisation

22 December 2016

With the end of 2016 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top officials to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2017 – and shed some light on their festive favourites. John Manzoni, chief...

Ministry of Defence permanent secretary Jon Thompson

HMRC chief Jon Thompson on relocation, going digital, and Thin Lizzy at Christmas

21 December 2016

With the end of 2016 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top officials to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2017 – and shed some light on their festive favourites. Jon Thompson, chief...

Graham Farrant, chief executive of the Land Registry

Land Registry chief Graham Farrant on breaking down silos, 2017 & why surprises make the best Christmas presents

20 December 2016

With the end of 2016 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top officials to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2017 – and shed some light on their festive favourites. Graham Farrant,...

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National Infrastructure Commission chief Phil Graham on 2017 & why Britain must "banish the culture of dither and delay"

19 December 2016

With the end of 2016 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top officials to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2017 – and shed some light on their festive favourites. Sir Malcolm...

Head of the Northern Ireland civil service Malcolm McKibbin

Outgoing Northern Ireland Civil Service head Sir Malcolm McKibbin reviews 2016 and looks ahead to the new year

19 December 2016

With the end of 2016 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top officials to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2017 – and shed some light on their festive favourites. Sir Malcolm...