Celebrating some of the winners of the 2019 Civil Service Awards and their brilliant work.
We asked Charlie Boundy, Head of Data Science at the Department for Work & Pensions, about the uses of data and what it’s like to be a government data scientist.
Cat Drew, a former Senior Policy Designer at Cabinet Office’s Policy Lab, describes how the lab has applied new data methods to help people manage health conditions and remain in work.
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.
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.
Every civil servant now gets five days of special leave a year to volunteer. In this article, Andrea Lee, Deputy Director of Strategy at the Department of Health, shows how government economists and analysts are using their professional skills to volunteer in an impactful way – helping third sector and public sector organisations in need of their particular expertise and experience.
Research shows that people with mental health conditions are more likely to experience unemployment, poverty and poor physical health throughout their lives. In this article, Thomas Smith, policy advisor in the Department for Work and Pensions, describes the innovative work …
From several textbooks worth of legislation to just over 100 pages. Nicolette Sanders, DWP Legal Adviser explains how government lawyers have simplified Universal Credit legislation using agile service development principles.
Supporting separated families and securing children’s futures is a powerful motivator for Ian Wright, Change Director for Child Maintenance at the Department for Work and Pensions, as he helps to deliver a fresh approach to child maintenance. The challenge is …
Selvin Brown from the Department for Work and Pensions explains how the Civil Service is helping Britain’s most disadvantaged individuals and families. The problems facing disadvantaged people in the UK are tough to crack, and have long-lasting effects. A lack …