Sir Chris Wormald introduces the 22nd edition of Civil Service Quarterly. The lead item is a new interview with Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service Sir Mark Sedwill, while other articles focus on subjects ranging from the National Security Council, a decade after its creation, to how UK Research and Innovation is changing the way research is funded.
Dr Patrick Vallance, the Government Chief Scientific Adviser, challenges policy-makers not to forget the contribution that scientists and scientific evidence can make to solving policy problems.
How the Civil Service's biggest learning and development event is going to the next level.
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.
Sir Mark Sedwill answers questions on a range of issues, from how he sees the role of Cabinet Secretary, to the challenges facing the Civil Service.
Chris Wormald introduces the 19th edition of Civil Service Quarterly, and pays tribute to the late Lord Heywood, whose idea CSQ was.
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.