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Home Office considers limiting pre-release access after migration data leak

15 September 2017

Amber Rudd responds to call from statistics chief to follow ONS in scrapping system that allows select people to preview official figures

Half of civil service roles now advertised externally

14 September 2017

Government has also boosted external recruitment into the civil service, with 38% jobs going to outside candidates

Call for Grenfell Tower inquiry to learn lessons from previous investigations

14 September 2017

As the judge-led public inquiry opens on the three-month anniversary of the fire, legal experts call for a “repository of expertise” to build on lessons of past inquiries

Government departments using 30% more temporary staff

13 September 2017

ONS statistics also show staff numbers across the civil service have grown for the second quarter in a row

Heywood and Manzoni defend civil service from attack by Francis Maude

13 September 2017

Cabinet secretary describes speech by former minister as an "inaccurate portrayal" of civil service, while chief executive says Whitehall is "deepening and accelerating" reforms