Macpherson and Housden challenged on impartiality amid accusations of politicisation in Scottish debate
Sir Nicholas Macpherson, the Treasury permanent secretary, has told MPs that he decided to publish his advice warning the chancellor against a currency union with an independent Scotland because it was “vital to the national interest”.
Defra officials sent on farm visits as deregulatory drive promises dramatic cuts in rules and guidance
More than 100 civil servants in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)...
The Government Digital Service (GDS) and the business department (BIS) will establish a cross-government digital capability and skills programme to help citizens use digital services.
The Ministry of Defence’s Defence, Equipment and Support (DE&S) division was this month turned into an arm’s-length body and given an exemption from Treasury salary controls and civil service-wide promotion criteria.
A Labour government would set targets for the proportion of people from BME and working class backgrounds joining the Fast Stream, as part of a drive to improve diversity across the civil service.
Dr Vanessa Lawrence (pictured) has stepped down as director-general of Ordnance Survey after 14 years in the role.
Cabinet secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood (pictured) and Treasury permanent secretary Sir Nicholas Macpherson are to investigate whether the prime minister broke government rules by writing an official letter to nearly two million businesses on the eve of European elections.
Inadequate defences and complacency led to the 2012 attack on Camp Bastion, the Commons’ Defence Committee said yesterday.
The Civil Service Commission won’t reform the appointment process for permanent secretaries without the backing of the Public Administration Select Committee (PASC), first civil service commissioner Sir David Normington has told CSW.
Outsourcing giant G4S has been cleared to bid for government contracts after it was barred from doing so earlier this year following an over-charging scandal.
Dr Vanessa Lawrence, director general and chief executive of Ordnance Survey, is leaving the organisation at the end of the year.
Mark Sedwill, permanent secretary at the Home Office, has commissioned an academic study into staff development and performance management after staff expressed fears that a “glass ceiling” is prev
Civil servants have been urged by the Government Digital Service to use more online tools such as Twitter, SurveyMonkey and LinkedIn.