Watchdog warns demands of service pressures, major projects and Brexit are outpacing Whitehall’s capacity to deliver at a time of staffing restrictions and spending restraint
Interview: MoD permanent secretary Stephen Lovegrove on NATO, Brexit and the future of his department
The map of Whitehall has changed considerably in the months since Stephen Lovegrove left the Department of Energy and Climate Change to become Ministry of Defence perm sec. He tells Colin Marrs about the Brexit help his department can offer, the MoD’s role in boosting Britain’s industry and the staffing cuts he’s tasked with making. Photos by Paul Heartfield
Cabinet secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood praises outgoing intelligence chief – who tells ministers he is resigning for personal reasons – for his decades of "dedicated public service"
Civil service leaders have long tried to cut sickness absence rates among their staff. But, asks Suzannah Brecknell, are they looking at the full picture?
New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues on Dods People
Maritime and Coastguard Agency deal worth up to 20% for some staff, and a minimum of 2%
As Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, Kings College London research fellow Joe Devanny looks at the tensions that arise between administrations and considers parallels with Whitehall
Joshua Chambers has travelled the world meeting government innovators. Here, he shares some of their secrets.
New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues at Dods People
ACOBA approves return to Suffolk County Council for review of councillor remuneration
Civil service chief people officer Rupert McNeil says leadership academy, launching later this year, will ask leaders to learn from successes and failures "of their peers and predecessors"
Civil service performance management shake-up will focus on “quality conversations”, says chief people officer
Rupert McNeil tells Institute for Government event that Maude-era guided distribution system was "necessary", but warns against "too much artificiality" ahead of April's major staff appraisal changes
Special report: In just two years, the Surge and Rapid Response Team has gone from an idea for coping with Whitehall’s spending squeeze to a workforce of more than 300 apprentices ready to be deployed across departments – and cut the civil service's reliance on agency staff. Matt Foster meets the team behind it