The latest Civil Service statistics, which give us data on everything from diversity to grades, are out today. Gavin Freeguard, Adam Boon and Robert Adam find a smaller, older Civil Service, with improving gender balance. All data as of March 2016.
The big theme of Theresa May’s first conference speech as Prime Minister was that ‘change is going to come’. Her warm-up act, Ruth Davidson, reminded the party faithful that while men spoke, it was women who got things done. But, Emma Norris says it is going to be an uphill struggle for Theresa May to meet her ambitious promises to deliver an ‘economy and society that works for everyone.’
In April 2016, Nehal Davison, from the Institute for Government, concluded that big reforms to improve policymaking in New Zealand had reached a ‘critical transition point’, which risked tailing off. The New Zealand Prime Minister’s recent endorsement signal that the reforms are on track, says public servant and guest blogger, Sally Washington.
The Institute for Government today published 15 new interviews with former Labour ministers as part of its Ministers Reflect project. As the action kicks off at the Labour Party conference, Nicola Hughes looks at what they tell us.
How the devolved governments will be involved in Brexit is a matter of serious concern in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast – even if it may not feel like a top priority in Westminster. Akash Paun looks at how the process should work and what happens if it goes wrong.