Dr Martin Parkinson, Australia’s equivalent of our Cabinet Secretary, gives his views on subjects ranging from the challenges facing the UK after it exits the EU, to bridging the gap between policy development and implementation, and rebuilding the public’s trust in the institutions that serve them.
Charlene Chang and Mohammed Jalees a perspective from the Singapore Government on how to make the ‘ship of state’ more agile and responsive to changes in society in a turbulent world.
How is government nurturing the leaders of the future? We hear from participants in the Government Digital Service Academy and the UK Statistics Authority’s High Potential Programme.
The justice system in England and Wales is in the middle of an ambitious programme of modernisation to make it more transparent, accessible and efficient. Susan Acland-Hood, CEO of HM Courts & Tribunals Service, charts the progress of the reforms.
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.
James Turner, a deputy director in the Office of Government Property, outlines how the Government Estate Strategy aims to deliver on the ambition to provide an estate that works for everyone.
Mark Cheeseman, Deputy Director, Public Sector Fraud, surveys the fraud landscape and explains the rationale behind the creation of a specialist Government Counter Fraud Profession.
The delivery of the Government’s manifesto commitment to 30 hours of free childcare for eligible 3- and 4-year-olds in England is an object lesson in collaboration between departments.
Caroline Low, Director of Heathrow Expansion, recounts the work of the Department for Transport in gaining agreement for a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport.
The 18th edition of Civil Service Quarterly takes as its broad theme, public sector efficiency - from major infrastructure projects, to reform of the justice system, and government measures to counter fraud.