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The British PM has set out her stall for EU exit talks, and she’s offering few...
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Ripples around the world: Brexit’s implications for Europe and beyond
The UK referendum vote to leave the EU will have consequences far beyond the...
- Posted January 4, 2017
Responding to the Brexit challenge: a round table debate
The UK’s civil servants are working hard to understand the likely impacts of Brexit,...
- Posted December 8, 2016
Michael Wernick, Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet, Canada: Exclusive Interview
Two years ago, Michael Wernick was contemplating retirement; now he’s Canada’s top official. Matt...
- Posted October 6, 2016
Why the British PM is pursuing a Brexit she doesn’t believe in: Analysis
It is becoming clear that the UK is heading for a ‘hard’ Brexit, leaving...
- Posted October 3, 2016
Margus Sarapuu, head of ‘Zero Bureaucracy’ task force, government of Estonia: Exclusive Interview
As the Estonian government’s director of strategy, Margus Sarapuu made it his mission to...
- Posted September 29, 2016
Leslie Evans, Permanent Secretary to the Scottish Government: Exclusive Interview
As Brexit looms, the Scottish Government’s civil service chief must both deliver for her...
- Posted September 15, 2016
Lord O’Donnell, former Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service, UK: Exclusive Interview
Ten weeks on from the UK’s EU referendum, former cabinet secretary Sir Gus O’Donnell...
- Posted September 5, 2016
Rolf Alter, Director for Public Governance and Territorial Development, OECD: exclusive interview
Rolf Alter, who leads a 200-strong team at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and...
- Posted September 2, 2016
Criminal evidence: examining what works in cutting crime
The explosion in data and evidence about crime should have transformed how governments handle...
- Posted August 10, 2016
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UK Home Office perm sec chosen as top security adviser to Theresa May
The permanent secretary of UK prime minister Theresa May’s previous department, the Home Office,...
- Posted March 1, 2017
Contractors outnumber civil servants in Australia’s defence department
Consultants and contractors now outnumber permanent staff in Australia’s Department of Defence, its exasperated...
- Posted February 23, 2017
Report: ‘Deluded’ UK cannot afford to be smug on Brexit
Britain is in a weak negotiating position and will have to win the goodwill...
- Posted February 23, 2017
Kerslake review: Treasury ‘disempowers’ rest of Whitehall
The role of the UK Treasury has expanded to the point where it is...
- Posted February 22, 2017
Indian Supreme Court challenges former officials appointed as state governors
The practice of appointing former senior civil servants to Indian state governor positions is...
- Posted February 21, 2017