Professions

CIPD: Civil servants perform better when managers focus on strengths not weaknesses

21 November 2017

New research carried out with Civil Service Employment Policy builds on case against “guided distribution” but shows performance can also be boosted by new...

Budget 2017: Union fumes at lack of recognition for HMRC staff

23 November 2017

Association of Revenue and Customs warns government not rely on “goodwill” to deliver £155m recovery package with no progress on pay

Garry Graham: Budget pay betrayal for civil servants

22 November 2017

Philip Hammond’s decision to not set out plans to lift the pay cap for civil servants has placed the government on a collision course with its own staff

HR

Civil Service Awards 2017 winners revealed: Heywood hails service thriving amid challenges

24 November 2017

Crown Prosecution Service, Department for International Development and HM Revenue & Customs initiatives recognised at Lancaster House event

Budget 2017: Union fumes at lack of recognition for HMRC staff

23 November 2017

Association of Revenue and Customs warns government not rely on “goodwill” to deliver £155m recovery package with no progress on pay

IT

Law

‘A demonstration of the aesthetics of public policy’: Sir Peter Housden on how the Scottish Government introduced a minimum price for alcohol

24 November 2017

A court ruling this month means a Scottish Government plan to introduce a minimum price for alcohol will finally go ahead. Its introduction is a nothing short of a thing of beauty in policymaking...

Hetan Shah: why the election showed purdah rules need to be reformed

17 November 2017

When even reports on albatross observation are being suppressed, it’s clear that existing purdah regulations must change

Hammond's Budget pours more fuel on the house price fire

23 November 2017

The plans announced in the 2017 Budget may help to tackle Britain’s housing shortage in the long term. But in the short term, the extension of Help to Buy and the abolition of stamp duty for first...

‘A demonstration of the aesthetics of public policy’: Sir Peter Housden on how the Scottish Government introduced a minimum price for alcohol

24 November 2017

A court ruling this month means a Scottish Government plan to introduce a minimum price for alcohol will finally go ahead. Its introduction is a nothing short of a thing of beauty in policymaking...

Hammond's Budget pours more fuel on the house price fire

23 November 2017

The plans announced in the 2017 Budget may help to tackle Britain’s housing shortage in the long term. But in the short term, the extension of Help to Buy and the abolition of stamp duty for first...

Opinion: Devolution agenda shows signs of life in Budget speech

22 November 2017

New commitments to move powers out of Westminster were the bright spots in a Budget speech that didn’t address some of the key challenges faced at the frontline of much public service delivery