Review suggests priorities and spending decisions should be “more explicitly informed” by the return they provide on investment
Government Legal Department director targets multi-million pound efficiencies
Senior figure in Manchester devolution deal says Brexit shows centralised UK has not served country well
Changes to be judged on how funding can promote sustainability of services and reduce worklessness
“Fairness and simplicity tend to be at odds” – reflections from the outgoing head of the Office of Tax Simplification
After six years at the helm of this tiny Whitehall team, John Whiting is standing down. Here he shares his experiences of trying to simplify Britain’s fiendish tax system – and what he’s learnt in the process
MPs highlight that workforce planning in Whitehall only gives “high-level view” of staffing requirements
Jean-Claude Juncker has warned Theresa May that Britian will have to pay a multi-billion pound bill when it quits the EU.
Cridland Review dubs guaranteed 2.5% annual rise unaffordable and calls for acceleration of retirement age to 68 sooner than scheduled
Government will be in listening mode once new city region mayors are in place, says growth unit boss
Auditor general says he has support for plan from Whitehall permanent secretaries
Think tank argues chancellor’s bungled budget fundraiser makes case for better policymaking
National Audit Office says department’s attempts to address delays have compressed its Carrier Strike delivery schedule and “added risk with limited contingency”
The latest round of efficiency savings demanded by the Treasury will set civil servants off on a merry dance. Given the official hours devoted to such reviews, is it time for rethink?