Tamsin Growney describes the depth and breadth of work required to ready Defra for EU Exit, and how this has influenced the way the department sees itself operating in the future.
Professor Chris Whitty, interim Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA) and CSA at the Department of Health, looks at how government scientific capability has been applied during national and international crises.
Richard Banks, Head of the Policy Profession Support Unit, and Helen Anderson, Government Equalities Office, consider how the Civil Service can use knowledge-sharing to help policy professionals learn and develop.
Defra Chief Economist John Curnow sets out the insights that economics can provide for environmental policy and the important new approaches being developed on natural capital.
Data releases are powering new activity at the Department for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and attracting all kinds of users to explore and exploit its potential, as Chief Technology Officer John Seglias explains.
Government spends around £600 billion each year on running its business operations, and most government organisations have committed significant time and money to improve their management of these services. Rob Barnes, a civil servant on secondment to the National Audit …