A more effective Whitehall - Project Archive

Updated: Sep 2017
Capability has been a continuous focus in attempts to reform the Civil Service, identified by a series of landmark inquiries dating back to the Fulton Committee in the 1960s and beyond. The recent Civil Service Reform Plan includes a substantial strand of work aimed at “building capability by strengthening skills, deploying talent and improving organisational performance” – objectives that many governments have pursued but none can claim to have fulfilled.
Updated: Dec 2017
The UK's public sector faces a deep fiscal squeeze over the coming decade. No one in Whitehall has had the experience of managing a fiscal challenge of this scale.