UK's current consul general in New York heading back to Whitehall as perm sec, as DIT makes plans to bolster top team with "expert" second-in-command
UK's current consul general in New York set for Whitehall return, according to reports
The recent attacks on the civil service paint it as being incapable of making Brexit work. But senior officials are increasingly alarmed that the government is forcing them into positions that make them look stupid and out of control
Exclusive: Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee chairman says Brexiteers' calls for a clear-out of the civil service are "complete rubbish" — but attacks interventions of former permanent secretaries in wake of EU ambassador's resignation
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee chairman also warns former top officials against playing into the "stereotype" of a Europhile civil service
FCO political director on the move to take on top Brussels job, amid row over civil service impartiality
Outgoing permanent representative to the European Union uses resignation letter to tell officials not to shy away from delivering "uncomfortable" truths in the months ahead
Sir Ivan Rogers quits as UK's Brussels ambassador as ex-Treasury chief warns of "destruction of EU expertise"
Government confirms resignation of UK's top EU diplomat, as former Treasury perm sec Sir Nick Macpherson hits out at sidelining of experts
Exiting the European Union secretary David Davis is told he needs his own scientific adviser "to get the best possible" evidence base for Brexit
Prime minister side-steps question about recent Institute for Government report under questioning from the Liaison committee
Foreign Affairs Committee warns Treasury to "urgently" consider a rethink of the Foreign Office's budget plans given the vote for Brexit
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. Mark Lowcock, permanent secretary of the Department for International Development, takes part in our annual perm secs round-up...