Benjamin Barnard

Benjamin Barnard is the head of technology at Policy Exchange and leads the think tank's research into government reform.

The quiet revolution at the heart of the civil service

Dominic Cummings always saw civil service reform as an essential prerequisite to reforming the country itself. A year and a half after his departure, the Prime Minister has a new chief of staff who agrees. While different in temperament and style, both Dominic Cummings and his de facto replacement Steve Barclay have one under-appreciated similarity: a