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National Audit Office (NAO) Comptroller and Auditor General Sir Amyas Morse

National Audit Office sounds alarm over civil service workload

24 March 2017

Watchdog warns demands of service pressures, major projects and Brexit are outpacing Whitehall’s capacity to deliver at a time of staffing restrictions and spending restraint

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Pensions triple-lock ‘should be scrapped by 2025’

23 March 2017

Cridland Review dubs guaranteed 2.5% annual rise unaffordable and calls for acceleration of retirement age to 68 sooner than scheduled

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How the Westminster terror attack unfolded

23 March 2017

Read an eyewitness account of the attack on Parliament from Kevin Schofield, the editor of CSW's sister site PoliticsHome

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IFS cites ‘significant winners and losers’ from schools funding formula reform

22 March 2017

Ministers have been urged to drive more cash into the education system as a leading think tank warned of “significant winners and losers” over reforms to the schools funding formula.

Liz Truss

Liz Truss to set out prison closure plan later this year

22 March 2017

Justice secretary confirms move as planning permission sought for four new jails

A gun in the woods at Pirbright training ground

PAC: recruitment problems still undermining defence estate plan

22 March 2017

MPs warn that contract with Capita-led consortium has "failed to transform" Defence Infrastructure Organisation, and continued uncertainty will exacerbate ongoing recruitment challenges at the body set up to manage £31bn defence estate 

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Data on tablet purchases reveals DWP as Whitehall’s biggest spender

21 March 2017

Figures released to parliament confirm departments’ spending on paper is falling - but some still spend more than £2m a year