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The Institute for Government was delighted to launch its tenth edition of Whitehall Monitor – our annual, data-driven assessment of the UK civil service, how it has changed and performed, and its priorities for the future.
How did the civil service deal with the partygate affair? What is the impact of disputes over pay and the workforce? And how have officials coped with two changes of prime minister and record-breaking levels of ministerial turnover?
As well as assessing the challenges of the last year, the report looks ahead to the civil service’s priorities in 2023. How can departments manage increasingly tight budgets? What are the next steps for government reform agenda? And given the political turmoil and shock events of 2022, how can the civil service improve its ability to manage the long-term capability of government?
Rhys Clyne, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Government, presented the findings of this year’s Whitehall Monitor and was joined on the panel by:
- Dame Una O'Brien, former Permanent Secretary in the Department of Health
- Chris Smyth, Whitehall Editor of The Times
- Sally Warren, Director of Policy at The King’s Fund
This event was chaired by Emma Norris, Deputy Director at the Institute for Government.