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David Cameron

PM congratulates Green Investment Bank on success on 2nd Anniversary

31 October 2014

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has been “instrumental” in making Britain “one of the best places for green investment anywhere in the world”, prime minister David Cameron said today.

Magaret Hodge

Hodge urges big business to “pay fair share” to tackle tax gap

30 October 2014

The government needs to bridge the tax gap and collect what it’s owed from tax-avoiding big businesses, Margaret Hodge MP said today.

Public officials must be free to innovate, says CBI

30 October 2014

Public officials should be free to try new approaches without fear of being “hauled in front of ministers, the Public Accounts Committee or being investigated by the National Audit Office”, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) says in a report published today.

Nicky Morgan MP

Half of failing schools have not improved, says NAO

30 October 2014

The National Audit Office (NAO) today reported that only 62 out of 129 underperforming maintained schools improved their rating following formal intervention.

Nicky Morgan

DfE inconsistent in tackling underperforming schools, says NAO

30 October 2014

The Department for Education (DfE) has failed to consistently tackle underperforming maintained schools and academies despite investing at least £382m annually, said a National Audit Office (NAO) report today. 

George Osborne MP

New international tax evasion agreement will help HMRC clampdown

29 October 2014

HM Revenue and Customs will gain greater ability to clamp down on tax evaders following the signing of an international agreement on tax evasion at the Global Forum in Berlin today. 

John Manzoni

Manzoni waives his £100,000 drinks company salary

29 October 2014

John Manzoni, the new CEO of the civil service, has waived his £100,000 salary from his second job with a major drinks company, after the Cabinet Office said he could continue in the role “in his own time and on an unpaid basis”.


Danny Alexander MP

New redundancy regulations for highly paid public sector workers confirmed

29 October 2014

Chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander yesterday confirmed government proposals to regulate redundancy payouts for highly paid administrators in the public sector. 

Peter Lilley on Deloitte panel

Leaders must ask frontline how to improve public sector productivity says Peter Lilley

29 October 2014

Public sector leaders should rely less on targets and more on the insight of frontline staff to increase productivity, according to Rt Hon Peter Lilley MP.

Digital Marketplace

G-Cloud 6 tender postponed

29 October 2014

The government has delayed publication of the tender for the next iteration of the G-Cloud framework until next month.