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Creation of Department for International Trade cost £1.4m, say officials

18 October 2017

Transition chief tells MPs the department’s “pioneering” work in digital will help boost the low number of British exporters

Northern Ireland Civil Service recruitment drive to create ‘merit list’ of future perm secs

18 October 2017

Unusual recruitment process will establish possible candidates for £133k posts to lead Northern Ireland departments – but there are currently no vacancies

Home Office to recruit 1,500 more staff to deal with Brexit

18 October 2017

Home secretary Amber Rudd said department is ‘tooling up’ with extra staff but real capacity will be created by new online system

Government urged to create dedicated AI programme for public sector

17 October 2017

A government-commissioned study makes 18 recommendations, including asking GDS to help create a scheme to boost public sector use of artificial intelligence

DoH finance chief says Whitehall oversight of local NHS spending is ‘too opaque’

17 October 2017

David Williams tells MPs that Department of Health cannot calculate impact of delays to repairs and maintenance spending

Diversity strategy must lead to concrete action, Whitehall chiefs told

17 October 2017

‘Divisive’ performance management schemes are among areas where change is needed to implement the plan, says FDA union

Doubling pay cap ‘would still leave civil servants £2,000 worse off by 2022’

17 October 2017

As inflation rate hits 3%, TUC warns higher cap on civil service pay increases in line with offer to police officers would still mean a real-terms pay cut

Defra agency gets go-ahead for £16m new HQ

16 October 2017

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science granted planning permission for state-of-the art Lowestoft base