Interviews & Features
Social Security Advisory Committee chair Paul Gray on its unique role and how Whitehall can learn from history
The former second perm sec in the Department for Work and Pensions-turned benefits advisor has been both poacher and gamekeeper in Whitehall. He shares the lessons from both sides of the fence,...
Interview: Whitehall tech pioneer Tony Singleton on two decades at the forefront of digital government
After calling time on a long civil-service career earlier this year, the former Directgov and...
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Tony Meggs interview: Infrastructure chief on improving delivery and getting project management professionals into Whitehall's most senior roles
After a career at the top of industry, Tony Meggs joined the civil service to lead Whitehall’s work on project management. He speaks to Richard Johnstone about improving delivery across government...
Understanding users is vital to any change project – but it’s not a simple task. Colin Marrs reports on a round table exploring innovative methods of user research
As the Civil Service Commission highlights “negligible” progress on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic diversity in its annual report – and cautions that appointment panels often face “...
Alastair Whitehead, Theresa May's private secretary for home affairs, also shares how he draws on his policing experience for life in Whitehall
Digital technology is having an impact on civil service workplaces, but is that enough to drive transformation? Gill Hitchcock reports on a recent round table discussion
Don't wait for 'the one' and take inspiration from Lennon and McCartney: job-sharing tips from civil servants
We hear how job-sharing can improve engagement and effectiveness – and what the civil service is doing to support it
George Bridges reflects on the life of his uncle, who was son of Second World War-era cabinet secretary Edward Bridges
Brexit trade challenges, ministerial directions and achieving gender parity: Lunch with Sir Martin Donnelly
The outgoing permanent secretary of the Department for International Trade breaks bread with Jess Bowie
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Former No. 10 policy adviser Daniel Korski tells Sam Trendall about his plans to create an armada of UK tech players to compete with the best California has to offer – and why he needed to leave...
As the new apprenticeships system gets into full swing, Suzannah Brecknell meets Peter Lauener, the man charged with setting up the institute which will put employers front and centre
Deaf civil servant Lisa Baldock has been on a mission to improve the working lives of disabled civil servants across government – something possible thanks to the life-changing impact of her...