As Government Actuary Martin Clarke explains, experts in his department make a vital contribution to issues ranging from the cost of pensions, to amounts paid out in personal injury claims, and planning financial assistance for those affected by natural disasters.
Analysis and factual trends
Tamsin Growney describes the depth and breadth of work required to ready Defra for EU Exit, and how this has influenced the way the department sees itself operating in the future.
Dame Sue Owen, retiring DCMS Permanent Secretary, talks about the guiding principles of her career and about what has changed - and, in some cases, stayed the same - over the course of it.
Twenty years after the creation of devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales, and the establishment of a new Northern Ireland Assembly, Welsh Government Permanent Secretary Shan Morgan sets out 10 things she has learned about devolution.
Chief Executive of the Civil Service John Manzoni looks at how the principles of Smarter Working are supporting the creation of a brilliant Civil Service.
Scottish Government Permanent Secretary Leslie Evans recounts how policy towards tackling knife crime in Scotland has undergone a sea change over the last decade.
With preparations for the 2019 Spending Review under way, Sir Michael Barber fills in the background to his independent report on government’s management of public money.
How the Digital Economy Act is revolutionising the way services are delivered across government.
Poli Stuart-Lacey, Director of Communications at HM Revenue & Customs, explains the rationale behind the move “from tax man to tax duck”, and how it increased Self Assessment compliance rates.
Iain Forbes, Head of the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, recounts how government set about creating a regulatory framework for a technology - self-driving vehicles - that is still being developed.