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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 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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

National Archives chief Jeff James on 2017, joining the DCMS family – and what not to buy for Christmas

16 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. Jeff James, chief...

DfID perm sec Mark Lowcock on a "funny old year" and Theresa May's “Global Britain” vision

16 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. Mark Lowcock,...

Scottish government perm sec Leslie Evans on Brexit, vertigo and delivering in 2017

16 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. Leslie Evans,...

Met Office chief Rob Varley on a new supercomputer, transformation – and a breakfast-free Christmas

15 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. Rob Varley, chief...

Home Office perm sec Mark Sedwill on Theresa May's move to Number 10 and making a success of Brexit

15 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. Mark Sedwill,...

Treasury Solicitor Jonathan Jones on 2017 and what Brexit means for the the Government Legal Service

15 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. Jonathan Jones,...