Category Archives: Civil Service

The UK government strengthens its ability to deal with devolution

By Daniel Kenealy Without any fanfare, the UK government has carried out a mini machinery of government change in Whitehall. The result is a new group within the Cabinet Office, called the UK Governance Group. You’d be forgiven for not … Continue reading

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Women chief executives in Scotland’s councils

By Professor James Mitchell Local by-elections in Orkney rarely draw much attention but the West Mainland by-election in August has done so because of the all-women field of candidates. That this is deemed newsworthy speaks volumes. The position of women … Continue reading

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Another Crack in the Glass Ceiling? Leslie Evans appointed Scotland’s top civil servant

By Professor James Mitchell. This blog was originally written for the University of Edinburgh’s Gender Politics blog. We thank them for allowing us to repost it here. Leslie Evans has been appointed Permanent Secretary at the Scottish Government. The office dates … Continue reading

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