Sir Chris Wormald introduces the 22nd edition of Civil Service Quarterly. The lead item is a new interview with Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service Sir Mark Sedwill, while other articles focus on subjects ranging from the National Security Council, a decade after its creation, to how UK Research and Innovation is changing the way research is funded.
A new in-depth interview with Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service Sir Mark Sedwill. Now in post for over a year, he offers his reflections on his combined role and the immediate and long-term challenges for the Civil Service and the way it works.
It was only ten years ago that a single, central, body was given the authority to co-ordinate strategy to ensure national security. Darragh McElroy charts the creation of the National Security Council and describes the main challenges it faces today.
Emma Lindsell and Isobel Stephen describe how bringing funding arrangements for UK research together under a single body, UK Research and Innovation, will enhance excellence and effectiveness in a field where the nation’s reputation is already high.
ARNOLD, the Government Communication Service’s very first robot, is making a huge difference to the speed and effectiveness of communications between the Department for Education and the public.
Mark Cheeseman, Deputy Director of the Counter Fraud Centre of Expertise in Cabinet Office, writes that in its professionalisation of counter fraud in the public sector, the UK is establishing itself as a world leader.
Shevaun Haviland, Deputy Director of the Government’s Business Partnerships Team, explains how building long-term partnerships between business and government can help us to tackle the UK’s biggest social and economic challenges, and create a fairer, more inclusive, society.
Celebrating some of the winners of the 2019 Civil Service Awards and their brilliant work.
Della McVay, a recent graduate of the Executive Masters in Public Policy programme, describes her experience of taking the course and what it has taught her.
Sir Chris Wormald introduces the 21st edition of Civil Service Quarterly. Articles range from how we safeguard public records in the digital age, to strengthening democracy in the world at a time when democracy is no longer an 'easy sell', and marking a decade of successes for behavioural insights in developing public policy.
Major Dom Prtak examines how the MOD is tackling the problem of measuring effectiveness in Defence, an area we all hope will never be tested in earnest.