Welcome to this special Diversity & Inclusion edition of Civil Service Quarterly, introduced by Civil Service Diversity & Inclusion Champion Sue Owen.
Chris Skidmore MP, Minister for the Constitution, discusses the steps being taken to ensure that opportunities to lead UK public bodies are open and accessible to all.
Zamila Bunglawala and Marcus Bell, respectively deputy director and director of the Race Disparity Unit in the Cabinet Office, explain the purpose of the Race Disparity Audit.
Jazz Bhogal explains how the new Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Strategy sets out to realise the Civil Service's ambition of being the UK's most inclusive employer by 2020.
Head of the Civil Service Jeremy Heywood explains why diverse and inclusive workplaces are so important – particularly in the Civil Service.
Civil Service Quarterly interviews Robert Chote, Chair of the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), about the role of the OBR and the challenges it faces.
Steve Darling, Head of Better Regulation at Defra, describes an innovative approach to managing the department's stock of legislation and the benefits of easier access to it.
Richard Banks, Head of the Policy Profession Support Unit, and Helen Anderson, Government Office for Equality, consider how the Civil Service can use knowledge-sharing to help policy professionals learn and develop.
Conrad Bird, Director of the ‘GREAT’ campaign at the Department for International Trade (DIT), explains how they measure its impact.
Exploring Economics is a cross-Civil Service network for increasing awareness and understanding of economics among civil servants and breaking down barriers to smarter economics in government. Thomas Bearpark, Andrew Heron and Ben Glover of the Government Economic Service (GES) explain the principles behind its creation.
Defra Chief Economist John Curnow sets out the insights that economics can provide for environmental policy and the important new approaches being developed on natural capital.