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.
Making organisations work well
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.
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.
Andrew Goodman, Programme Director for Home Office Digital, looks at how the department is using data analytics to make people’s lives better.
Sir Jeremy Heywood, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service, writes about the Civil Service’s response to the outcome of the EU referendum; how it is drawing on its core values, adapting old ways of working and developing new ones at speed to meet the unprecedented demands of Brexit.
Sarah Healey, Director-General, Department for Exiting the European Union, describes the role of the new department and how it has been created from a standing start.
Permanent Secretary Sir Martin Donnelly looks at some of the early challenges – and opportunities – of creating the new Department for International Trade.
Clare Moriarty, Permanent Secretary at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, looks at the implications of the EU referendum result for her department and how it is responding.
As part of the drive to professionalise policy making, the Civil Service has partnered with the London School of Economics and Political Science to run a bespoke Executive Master of Public Policy programme. Jen Mason from Civil Service Learning outlines the thinking behind, and focus of, this programme and its benefits for ambitious civil servants.
Government spends around £600 billion each year on running its business operations, and most government organisations have committed significant time and money to improve their management of these services. Rob Barnes, a civil servant on secondment to the National Audit …