Internal message to HM Revenue & Customs staff – seen by CSW – acknowledges that its estate overhaul will save less than expected, but dismisses talk of a major rethink as "just wrong"
NAO chief says it is time for the department to “step back and consider” its estates strategy as HMRC acknowledges its plans to close most offices will take longer, cost more, and save less than expected
First Civil Service Commissioner Ian Watmore seeks team "to help get the best people into the top civil service jobs"
Guidance refresh deletes entire section on creation of “Extended Ministerial Offices”
Appointments watchdog Peter Riddell gives cautious welcome as Cabinet Office sets out new anti-cronyism rules
Public Appointments Commissioner concedes that not all of his Grimstone Review tweak proposals have been adopted
Public Service Ombudsman would ditch the much-criticised "MP filter" and let members of the public make direct complaints about services
Infrastructure and Projects Authority chief exec Tony Meggs: "2017 will require ruthless prioritisation"
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. Infrastructure and Projects Authority chief executive Tony Meggs, takes part in our annual perm secs round-up
"Anyone found to have leaked sensitive information will be dismissed even where there is no compromise of national security," Heywood tells departmental chiefs
MPs call on government to commission independent review into tax-credit compliance processes
MP calls for further investigation into a contract between UKTI and a consultancy firm which was cancelled after officials raised concerns over invoicing
Interview: Ian Watmore – the new first civil service commissioner sets out his stall on leadership, diversity and reform
After three years away from Whitehall, Ian Watmore is back — this time as head of the organisation upholding the very values of the civil service. The new first civil service commissioner sits down with Matt Foster to talk reform, diversity, and why, as a departmental leader, you can no longer "just draft your way out of a problem”
May wants "incremental change" not "radical reform" of Whitehall, says first civil service commissioner Ian Watmore
Exclusive: Ian Watmore tells CSW he is "absolutely convinced" that the current crop of ministers "wants to preserve Northcote-Travelyan" model of an impartial civil service, as he sets out focus on diversity, skills and leadership