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Leadsom defends Tory abstentions in pay cap vote

15 September 2017

Leader of the house claims government policy on the pay cap has already been “thoroughly covered” after Labour tables opposition-day motion

Grenfell Tower inquiry to 'lift lid' on Whitehall's handling of safety advice

15 September 2017

New document reveals plans to probe central government responses to previous high-rise fires and impact of any failings on west London tragedy

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

Unions deride ‘repugnant’ below-inflation pay cap lift

12 September 2017

Prison Officers Association rejects pay boost, as more public sector trade unions moot industrial action