The Blunders of Our Governments — review by Sir David Normington GCB

For someone like me who has spent 40 years in and around Whitehall, The Blunders of Our Governments by Anthony King and Ivor Crewe is a compelling read. “Our subject in this book is the numerous blunders that have been …

Resource nationalism

Is the UK economy at risk of countries or companies restricting the supply of key resources? Ian Mitchell and Serina Ng, economists from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, assess the risks. Last year, a new horizon- scanning …

Reforming child maintenance – taking a fresh approach

Supporting separated families and securing children’s futures is a powerful motivator for Ian Wright, Change Director for Child Maintenance at the Department for Work and Pensions, as he helps to deliver a fresh approach to child maintenance. The challenge is …

Making equal marriage possible

The Government proposes laws. Civil servants help turn those ideas into reality. Wally Ford from the Department for Culture, Media & Sport talks about one particularly high-profile example. In September 2011 the Government announced plans to make marriages between same …