Practice

Civil servants ‘must account for range of impacts in selling government assets’

13 December 2017

Auditor review of Green Investment Bank privatisation concludes efforts to ensure firm’s liabilities were off the public sector balance sheet could have reduced sale price

HMRC pledges to reveal updated VAT tax gap by March

12 December 2017

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

National Crime Agency civil servants ‘need pay rise for national security’

14 December 2017

Staff at agency near the bottom of the civil service pay satisfaction table, but unable to take strike action

Department for Education was ‘too reliant’ on Learndirect, says PAC chair

14 December 2017

Watchdog MP Meg Hillier slams two-year time-lag that has seen millions of pounds spent on services from an "inadequate" provider

Government commits to ethnic minorities making up 14% of public appointments by 2022

14 December 2017

Public appointment commissioner lauds progress on gender diversity but brands record for disabled people “inadequate”

MoJ pays £45m to retain Atos as department finishes IT disaggregation work

1 December 2017

Department claims that giving French firm a contract extension – without competitive process – is ‘only viable route’ to completing decoupling process

Think tanks call for Whitehall investment in blockchain

29 November 2017

Two reports – from Reform and Lord Holmes – flag up the transformational potential of the distributed ledger technology

John Manzoni: Civil service needs to hire 1,300 specialists to implement Brexit

12 December 2017

Whitehall’s chief executive says thousands of civil servants have already been moved into Brexit roles, with around a quarter coming from outside government

SCS pay remit hints at ‘fundamental’ reform – but only confirms funding for 1% increase

7 December 2017

Letter from Cabinet Office minister Damian Green says government will consider a cap-busting increase “in return for improvements to public sector productivity”

Dave Penman: Civil service could win 'worst pay in the public sector' award

7 December 2017

The system for civil service pay has turned into both a farce and a disaster. The government must lift the 1% cap and take action to address the gap with the private sector

Government commits to ethnic minorities making up 14% of public appointments by 2022

14 December 2017

Public appointment commissioner lauds progress on gender diversity but brands record for disabled people “inadequate”

Grenfell Tower inquiry: nine lessons from previous Whitehall probes

13 December 2017

The government has recently set up a number of high-profile inquiries, including into child sexual abuse and the Grenfell Tower fire. As the terms of reference for the Grenfell Tower probe are...

Cabinet Office urged to set up a permanent public inquiries unit

13 December 2017

Think tank report on public inquiries finds lack of formal guidance, procedures and scrutiny measures