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Finding the 'unicorns': behavioural science in government grows up

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A decade since the UK Government's Behavioural Insights Team became the first in the world dedicated to applying behavioural science to public policy, BIT CEO David Halpern identifies the policy ‘unicorns’ – the successful ‘nudges’ prompted by behavioural insights.

Spotlight: Next steps and challenges for Civil Service diversity and inclusion

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Head and shoulders photo of Melanie Dawes

As the organisation's champion for Diversity and Inclusion, Melanie Dawes looks at progress towards a truly inclusive Civil Service, introduces two civil servants from underrepresented groups who describe their experience, and pinpoints five ways in which we can all help to turn ambition into reality.

An interview with Antonia Romeo, Permanent Secretary, Department for International Trade

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Antonia Romeo talking during magazine interview

Department for International Trade (DIT) Permanent Secretary Antonia Romeo takes questions from Joe Watts, DIT's Head of News, about the department's role and how it is helping to shape the UK’s place in the world.

The experts who ask the 'What if?' questions

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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.