Professions

Cabinet Office minister Oliver Letwin

Civil servants forced to "play the game" to make career progress, claims ex-minister Oliver Letwin

23 February 2017

Tory former Cabinet Office heavyweight heaps praise on staff at the centre of government – but hits out at civil service churn, the quality of advice, and the skills valued in line departments

Home Office, Marsham Street

DCLG rapped by stats watchdog over "disappointing" presentation of homelessness figures

23 February 2017

 Statements and press releases gave misleading picture of reduction in homelessness, the UK Statistics Authority finds, because press and policy teams failed to consult with statisticians...

Kids in school classroom

DfE's free schools spending doubles as old buildings struggle

22 February 2017

Education department comes in for criticism as audit office report flags increasing free school costs as old buildings fall into disrepair

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) sign

FCO details costliest embassy operations

20 February 2017

Departmental data release breaks down £583m spend on foreign outposts during 2015-16

HR

Cabinet Office

New Cabinet Office code seeks to build "trust and respect" between departments and agencies

24 February 2017

Civil service chief John Manzoni says good relationships between departments and their agencies are built on "trust, clarity of accountability" and a "shared understanding of purpose and outcomes...

IT

Law

Treasury Solicitor Jonathan Jones

Treasury Solicitor Jonathan Jones on 2017 and what Brexit means for the the Government Legal Service

15 December 2016

With the end of 2016 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top officials to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2017 – and shed some light on their festive favourites. Jonathan Jones,...

Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders CPS

Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders: "I want the CPS to be a place that is committed to supporting our staff"

7 December 2016

With the end of 2016 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top officials to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2017 – and shed some light on their festive favourites. Alison Saunders,...

UK Supreme Court

Brexit: Supreme Court to hear landmark Article 50 case

5 December 2016

Proceedings set to last for four days, with a ruling due in the new year

Cabinet Office

New Cabinet Office code seeks to build "trust and respect" between departments and agencies

24 February 2017

Civil service chief John Manzoni says good relationships between departments and their agencies are built on "trust, clarity of accountability" and a "shared understanding of purpose and outcomes...

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MPs launch fresh probe into Universal Credit

23 February 2017

Select committee seeks feedback on payment delays, registration errors, and possible tweaks

Cabinet Office minister Oliver Letwin

Civil servants forced to "play the game" to make career progress, claims ex-minister Oliver Letwin

23 February 2017

Tory former Cabinet Office heavyweight heaps praise on staff at the centre of government – but hits out at civil service churn, the quality of advice, and the skills valued in line departments

Home Office, Marsham Street

DCLG rapped by stats watchdog over "disappointing" presentation of homelessness figures

23 February 2017

 Statements and press releases gave misleading picture of reduction in homelessness, the UK Statistics Authority finds, because press and policy teams failed to consult with statisticians...

Kids in school classroom

DfE's free schools spending doubles as old buildings struggle

22 February 2017

Education department comes in for criticism as audit office report flags increasing free school costs as old buildings fall into disrepair

Image giving the impression of a crowd of people

Why the Civil Service Workforce Plan doesn't go far enough

17 February 2017

Most of the challenges the Workforce Plan purports to tackle are ones that Whitehall has bumped up against for decades. Perhaps it's time to start interrogating the civil service's Victorian...

HM Treasury - Image by Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Treasury seeks £125,000-a-year corporate finance expert to help with "unpopular decisions"

14 February 2017

UK Government Investments – which leads on the management and privatisation of state assets – seeks new director

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MPs launch fresh probe into Universal Credit

23 February 2017

Select committee seeks feedback on payment delays, registration errors, and possible tweaks

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

DWP creates new DG role for Universal Credit

16 February 2017

Perm sec makes work services director Susan Park accountable for payments system’s operation across Jobcentres and service centres