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12 February 2021

Event: The future of government and the civil service

Join the International School for Government for a discussion on civil service reform.


Last year saw a renewed interest in civil service reform and changing how government is run.

It was widely advertised that data scientists and digital experts were in and generalists were out, while Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove unveiled his vision of a better-skilled, less London-centric civil service with lower staff turnover.

But how realistic are these plans, how will they be received by civil servants, and ultimately, what will the civil service and government of the future look like?

Join the International School for Government at King's College London for a discussion about all this and more.


  • Dame Patricia Hodgson, former Chairman of Ofcom and former Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge
  • Jill Rutter, Senior Research Fellow, UK in a Changing Europe
  • Josie Cluer, Partner in Government & Public Sector Advisory, EY
  • Alexander Downer AC, Executive Chair of the International School for Government at King’s College London (Chair)

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