Heywood moves to reassure EU national civil servants on employment eligibility

Written by Richard Johnstone on 12 December 2017 in News

Cabinet secretary makes “statement of intent” about future rights to work in government

HMRC pledges to reveal updated VAT tax gap by March

Written by Richard Johnstone on 12 December 2017 in News

Government response to Public Accounts Committee report also confirms consultation plan for new regime to tackle unpaid VAT by online marketplaces

Opinion: Good infrastructure plans balance politics with evidence

Written by Nick Davies on 11 December 2017 in Opinion

You can’t take the politics out of big projects, but strengthening the National Infrastructure Commission and building the evidence base will lead to wiser decisions

MoD seeks defence review and £4bn cash injection – report

Written by Suzannah Brecknell on 11 December 2017 in News

Department wants extra cash to fund efficiency reforms and a full defence review to follow national security adviser's work

Latest civil service & public affairs moves — December 11

Written by Dods People on 11 December 2017 in News

New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues at Dods People

Concessions, cash and an Ulster ‘triple lock’: IfG boils down Brexit phase one deal

Written by Jim Dunton on 8 December 2017 in News

Think-tank analysis identifies concessions on residency rights, a £39bn bill on the ‘never-never’, and hand-tying assurances on Northern Ireland in draft agreement

MPs dub Brexit customs planning ‘borderline reckless’

Written by Jim Dunton on 8 December 2017 in News

 Public Accounts Committee criticises departments' “business as usual” assumption for 2019 and berates pace of pan-Whitehall Border Planning Group 

Why young civil servants should work at DExEU, Francis Maude memories, and the time he saved Christmas: Lunch with... Sir Paul Jenkins

Written by Tamsin Rutter on 8 December 2017 in Interview

The former Treasury solicitor shares his reflections from a Whitehall career with Tamsin Rutter

DfE warned regulation of universities ‘raises spectre of mis-selling’

Written by Richard Johnstone on 8 December 2017 in News

NAO report calls on the government to ensure regulatory reforms can improve student perceptions of value for money

HMRC insists latest deal on regional centre in Stratford ‘is best value for money’

Written by Tamsin Rutter on 7 December 2017 in News

Tax agency has signed a 25-year lease on London office for 3,800 staff