“New Trends in Government” forty four years on
Charles’ father, Sir Richard Clarke, was also a committed public servant, working as a permanent secretary and many other senior civil service roles. In 1971 he wrote a memo on the new challenges for government administration that became a minor classic in its genre.
Kings College London and the Treasury co-hosted a seminar on the changing aspects of government, to mark forty years since Sir Richard died. Charles spoke at the seminar of his memories of his father and his own perspective from the ministerial side.