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A Question of Honours

Stephanie Karpetas OBE receiving her honour at Buckingham Palace

The nation’s favourite celebrities may dominate the headlines when they’re awarded honours, but also included in every honours list are members of the public from a range of backgrounds. Civil servant Stephanie Karpetas shares the story of her own Palace …

The Art of Working Smarter Makes You Happier

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Smarter working is a hot topic. Now Fiona James, the Civil Service digital wellbeing champion has teamed up with the Civil Service HR team to publish a smarter working hub,  to help civil servants find a better work/life balance.  So, …

Minding your Ps and Qs

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How written parliamentary questions shine a light into the work of government Holding the government to account is a vital part of our democracy.  This duty falls to the 650 MPs of the House of Commons and nearly 800 peers …

Government Grand Designs

The Government School of Property is the one-stop-shop for all learning and development for property professionals

Managing the UK's biggest property portfolio of 300,000 public buildings is undeniably a tall order. Now the Civil Service has launched the Government School of Property to help staff deliver the best possible public services. Government property is a brilliant …

Disability and Me

Gill Atkinson with Elders of the Eleme People in Ogoniland

Gill Atkinson, Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, shares her inspiring account of living and successfully working with an invisible disability. I was recently asked in a FCDO survey, ‘Do you self-define as disabled?’  At a personal level, the question annoyed …

Next-Gen Leadership in the Civil Service: what to expect

Caroline Murray on what today's aspiring leaders are likely to need for tomorrow. The last couple of years have been a timely reminder why world-class leadership in the Civil Service matters more than ever.  The pandemic response and EU Exit …

The Fight Against Fraud and Covid Vaccine Scammers

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Even a pandemic couldn’t prevent criminals targeting public services and people vulnerable to fraud in an audacious attempt to con them. Report: Laura Eshelby. COVID-19 forced us across the UK to work virtually, and for many of us, from our …

Inside Policy: Laptops for learning in lockdown  

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Graham Archer, Director for Qualifications, Curriculum and Extra-Curricular, Department for Education, speaks about the challenge of delivering more than 1.3 million laptops and tablets to UK pupils in lockdown. It has been a trademark feature of working in this pandemic …