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Performance measurement: the history and future of Whitehall’s target culture

23 June 2017

Performance measurement has been a fact of life in the public sector for longer than most people realise.  Colin Talbot traces its past and where it may go next

Brexit negotiations: former Number 10 advisor Jonathan Powell on how to get the deal done

19 June 2017

Veteran negotiator Jonathan Powell has had a hand in some of the most important deals in the UK’s recent history. He offers some Brexit wisdom to John Ashmore

Sir David Norgrove interview: new chair of UK Statistics Authority on elections, the misuse of numbers and working for Margaret Thatcher

8 June 2017

Former Treasury economist Sir David Norgrove is no stranger to number crunching and dealing with tough politicians. Now the new chair of the UK Statistics Authority tells Jim Dunton about the...

Carol Tullo interview: National Archives director on leadership, digital record-keeping, and the benefits of peer support

1 June 2017

After starting her career in law Carol Tullo has now worked in the civil service for 20 years. She talks to Suzannah Brecknell about two decades worth of change, Whitehall milestones and the...

Making the global village a reality for policy

3 May 2017

At a time of constrained resources for civil servants, learning from other governments’ mistakes and successes is one way to save time and money

Sherin Aminossehe interview: Government property chief on desk space, relocating civil servants and land disposal

21 April 2017

An epiphanal moment in Saudi Arabia prompted Sherin Aminossehe to swap life at a major global architecture practice for the civil service, where she now leads the Government Property Unit. She...