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Brexit – rising to the challenge

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Nighttime satellite photo of Western Europe showing illuminated flight paths from and into the UK

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.

Horizon scanning: helping policy makers in an uncertain world

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It isn’t easy to predict what we’re going to be doing in the future. In this article, Richard Sandford from the Government Office for Science sets out the core principles of Horizon Scanning and the techniques civil servants can use to make the future a less uncertain place.

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

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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.