The civil service’s ability to deliver ministers’ priorities is being hurt by its failure to attract and properly use the skills of external recruits.
Impartiality is of most value to UK government. But there is no legitimacy for an impartial civil service other than its effectiveness.
Lessons need to be learned after the saga over Sue Gray's move to become Keir Starmer's chief of staff.
The civil service needs a new statutory role to reflect its permanence, purpose, values and how it should be run and held to account.
Another warning over poor relations between ministers and civil servants highlights the need for a change of approach.
Why government needs to change and what reforms are needed.
Staff turnover is weakening the civil service
How high is staff turnover in the civil service?
Who exactly are civil servants and how many are there?
How does the process of costing policies work?
Our annual, data-based assessment of the UK civil service, how it has changed and performed over the past year, and its priorities for the future.
The Maude review will be an important reference document for whoever lives in No.10.
Whitehall Monitor 2024
Our annual, data-driven assessment of the UK civil service – how it has changed and performed, and its priorities for the future.Download