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"Sexism was rife in some teams" – how the Government Digital Service tackled its "boys' club" image

11 July 2016

Not long ago, the team overseeing digital transformation in Whitehall was in need of some significant changes itself. Zara Farrar, leader of the Government Digital Service’s women’s group, tells...

Michael Wilshaw interview: Ofsted's outgoing chief on the “gaping hole in our education system” and what Gove would be like as PM

7 July 2016

As Sir Michael Wilshaw approaches the end of his tenure as head of education inspectorate Ofsted, he looks back on his time in post and vents his concerns about a worrying lack of leadership in...

The Treasury's new permanent secretary starts today. So who is Tom Scholar?

4 July 2016

HM Treasury’s new permanent secretary Tom Scholar arrives in post via a somewhat different route to long-serving predecessor Sir Nick Macpherson. Colin Marrs takes a look at his career to date and...

Government Digital Service chief: We’re trying to lose our “arrogant” image

29 June 2016

“When we are concerned about a service, we have learnt to have a much better discussion about how that could be improved," says GDS chief operating officer...