Oliver Ilott argues that Theresa May will need to carve out a group of three or four Cabinet colleagues to make the rapid decisions necessary to negotiate a deal with the EU inside the two-year window.
Next week Theresa May has to write her "Dear Donald" letter to the European Council President, Donald Tusk. But, Jill Rutter says, there is no script for this unprecedented move – so how might she decide to start the long goodbye?
The gender balance of the civil service has improved markedly in recent years – but even as Antonia Romeo takes over as DIT permanent secretary, Alice Lilly and Gavin Freeguard say women are still underrepresented in senior roles.
In May, metro mayors will be elected in six of the city regions that have secured devolution deals. Lucy Campbell argues that mayors will be able to wield soft power to shape the futures for their local areas.
As negotiations on establishing a devolved government in Northern Ireland continue, the deadline for a deal inches ever closer. Aron Cheung says Northern Ireland could head back to the polls if no agreement is reached by Monday.