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Civil Service Awards 2020: Resilience and Rapid Response Award

A great example of cross-government collaboration is the ‘dream team’ which developed the NHS Get An Isolation Note service in March 2020. Combining the might of DHSC, DWP, NHSX and NHS Digital, they beat almost 200 nominees to emerge as …

Civil Service Awards 2020: Project Delivery Excellence

DWP received well-deserved recognition in the Project Delivery Excellence category for the Virtual Machine Environment-Replacement (Jobseeker’s Allowance). This was a project to replace DWP's ageing legacy systems within the UK's National Critical Infrastructure, and was the biggest of its kind …

Civil Service Awards 2020: Digital, Data and Technology

DWP landed the Digital, Data & Technology Award, beating the cream of Welsh and Scottish Government talent with their ‘Get Your State Pension’ digital service, as well as their remarkable efforts in transforming the way pensioners claim their state pension. …

Civil Service Awards 2020: The Communication Award

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The DVLA was honoured in the Communication Award category for its eye-catching 2020 Vehicle Tax Evasion campaign, targeting the UK’s biggest tax evasion hotspots. The award recognises exceptional performance by a communications team to deliver a highly effective national or …

Civil Service Awards 2020: The Commercial Award

Not many award winners can genuinely claim to have helped save thousands of lives. But then, you probably haven’t met the Complex Transactions Team in the Cabinet Office, who topped the Commercial Award category. Jim Harra, First Permanent Secretary and …

A brave new world: agile regulation to unleash innovation

With new technologies, climate change and a global pandemic, the world is changing faster than ever, so our approach as Civil Servants and Regulators to tackling challenges, must also change. I am the first to admit that regulation is not …

Disability History Month 2020: Influencing Change in the Civil Service for 21 Years

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The Civil Service Disability Network has been around for 21 years now. Our remit is to champion disability, remove barriers and influence change. I guess all those years ago, we didn’t think that it would still matter today as much …

The prisons that transform offenders’ lives and job prospects

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External shot of The Clink Restaurant at HMP Brixton which used to be the Governor's house dating back to 1811.

The Clink training restaurant opened its doors at HMP High Down 10 years ago, the first ever restaurant to open to the public within the walls of a working prison. Since then, The Clink has taught culinary skills to more …