Cabinet Office

Articles written by or about the Cabinet Office and the innovative projects it is involved in.

Brexit – rising to the challenge

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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.

No More Head of Household: Lessons from the Electoral Registration Transformation Programme

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Colin Dingwall, the former Director of the Electoral Registration Transformation Programme, describes the key lessons he and his colleagues learnt delivering this fundamental change to the UK’s Electoral Registration System and what their experience means for other large scale public sector projects.

National Citizen Service: supporting our young people to make a difference

It’s all too easy to criticise the next generation for not being as hard working or focused. Yet, as Charlotte Roberts from the Youth Policy Team in Cabinet Office highlights in this article, the Government’s National Citizen Service is proof positive that our young people are more passionately committed than ever to making their local communities and wider world a better place.

How good are we?

The Civil Service is committed to developing transparent and accountable indicators

In the Civil Service we are constantly trying to improve our performance and the services that we offer to the public. We often use data or research to help measure and improve our own team's or our Department’s performance, but how would we go about measuring the performance of the Civil Service as a whole? The Analysis & Insight team in the Cabinet Office have been exploring this question.

Partnering with business to ‘Make Things do Stuff’

ng people learning about digital technology at the launch of the Make Things Do Stuff campaign

Effective collaboration between the Partnerships Team and a range of digital organisations gave over 150,000 young people the chance to learn important digital skills through the ‘Make Things Do Stuff’ project. Tim Scott, Head of Sector, Technology, Telecoms and Media in the Partnerships Team, explains how collaboration with business can add value to government initiatives.