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Report flags Ministry of Defence's 24% vacancy rate for commercial roles

26 October 2017

National Audit Office warns shortage of key commercial and cost assurance experts could jeopardise £1.7bn savings target from non-competitive contracts

DCLG urged to appoint ‘serious scientist’ to advise on Grenfell Tower disaster

26 October 2017

MPs raise concerns about department’s attitude to science advice after learning its acting chief scientific advisor is an economist

Jon Thompson: ‘Not credible’ for HMRC to continue existing reform plans alongside Brexit

26 October 2017

HMRC chief says the organisation will present a ‘reprioritisation’ plan to ministers next year, and plans to hire more staff as Brexit workload increases

Inquiry announced into how civil servants use evidence to design policy for at-risk children

26 October 2017

Science and Technology Committee to assess quality and extent of research used in government interventions and early-years policy

Level of staffing has been ‘detrimental’ to security in prisons, says Richard Heaton

24 October 2017

Ministry of Justice perm sec and other top officials from justice and health admit staff cuts have contributed to record high suicide rate in prisons

Public sector pay packets now smaller than private sector, Treasury FOI response reveals

23 October 2017

GMB union accuses Treasury of “cover up” after data was not released until threat to refer department to Information Commissioner’s Office