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The Mentor Match team

Can the new Mentor Match scheme challenge civil service mentoring's “who you know” culture?

17 June 2016

Drawn up by four civil servants in their spare time, the new digital Mentor Match service has won the backing of some of Whitehall’s top figures. Here the scheme’s founders explain how they did it...

Shadow cabinet office minister Louise Haigh photographed by Paul Heartfield

Louise Haigh interview: the shadow Cabinet Office minister on Jeremy Corbyn, Whitehall diversity – and why the Tories have "always understood" civil service reform

6 June 2016

This time last year, Louise Haigh had only just become an MP. Now she’s Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow Cabinet Office minister, holding the government to account on civil service issues – and making her...

A picture of CSW's latest round table

How can civil servants collaborate on policy design to improve outcomes?

27 May 2016

In an era of protracted belt-tightening in government, how can departments collaborate on policy design to save money and improve outcomes for the citizen? A recent CSW round table explored these...

Dame Judith Hackitt

Interview: Former Health and Safety Executive chair Dame Judith Hackitt on apprenticeships, Brexit and ’elf ‘n’ safety myths

26 May 2016

Dame Judith Hackitt, the new head of the manufacturers’ organisation EEF, spent nine years overseeing the Health & Safety Executive before returning to her roots in industry. Sam Macrory meets...

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Health check: ex-perm sec Una O’Brien & the DH’s Peter Howitt on the past, present and future of UK health policy

18 May 2016

Former Department of Health permanent secretary Dame Una O’Brien and the DH's current deputy director of legislation and policy reflect on the lessons from a series of seminars drawing on insights...