What skills the civil service has and those it needs to meet the demands of government in the coming years.
Whitehall Monitor 2021 reveals the way the pandemic has changed how the government takes decisions, spends money and makes policy.
The coronavirus crisis has resulted in backlogs across public services, including at record levels in the criminal courts.
The prime minister insists that all schools will open again in September, but he must be prepared in case a tactical retreat is needed
Failures in planning and funding cuts meant public services were not well prepared to handle the coronavirus crisis.
The UK criminal justice system is facing unprecedented court case backlogs and record prisoner numbers.
When John Manzoni stands down as chief executive of the civil service he will leave his Whitehall reforms at a crossroads
The bigger challenge facing police forces is the increase in serious, organised and complex crimes
Continued turnover of ministers and civil servants could disrupt the delivery of government projects and policies.
The main parties’ pledges to increase police numbers may not be enough to effectively deal with crime, and could create issues further down the line.