Civil Service World brought together a panel of data experts from across the civil service to look at ways of increasing public safety through the better use of data. Mark Rowe reports
‘A demonstration of the aesthetics of public policy’: Sir Peter Housden on how the Scottish Government introduced a minimum price for alcohol
A court ruling this month means a Scottish Government plan to introduce a minimum price for...
Special report: With just days to go until the EU referendum, civil servants will soon have more on their plates – whichever way the nation votes. Colin Marrs speaks to former senior officials and top civil service experts about the challenges a Brexit decision would pose for Whitehall, and why the alternative won’t necessarily mean "business as usual"
MPs warn key details on new Equality and Human Rights Commission chairman "were not forthcoming" as they weighed up conflict of interest concerns
Home Office chief points out that enforcement rate for confiscation orders is increasing, even as overall debt pile grows, while Derbyshire police chief Mick Creedon points the finger at legacy of “inflated” targets
Theresa May writes to the Home Affairs Committee chair over Border Force budget, after MPs order second permanent secretary Olly Robbins to face a second evidence session
Civil service EU referendum rules give too much power to "unaccountable and unelected" officials, says Andrew Tyrie
Chairman of the cross-party Liaison Committee writes to David Cameron to say he believes referendum rules for civil servants take too much power from pro-Brexit ministers
Peter Riddell: While parliament is being refurbished, it’s crucial that ministers stay near Whitehall
If the House of Commons moves too far away from Whitehall departments, it will make life much harder for both ministers and civil servants
Canadian privacy commissioner who has been arguing for a “duty to record” named as preferred candidate to replace Christopher Graham
Public appointments watchdog will not be in thrall to ministers, says Peter Riddell, after warning from outgoing head Sir David Normington
Government's preferred candidate to succeed Sir David Normington as Commissioner for Public Appointments says revamped process for filling top public jobs will not result in ministers "just being able to get who they want"
Sir David Normington: The five reasons I'm concerned about plans to overhaul the public appointments process
The outgoing Commissioner for Public Appointments Sir David Normington warns that proposals to change the way ministers make appointments to top public posts would represent a step in the wrong direction — and could undermine progress in making sure jobs are awarded on merit
PACAC's Bernard Jenkin urges Jeremy Heywood to withdraw "confusing" EU vote rules for civil servants after taking legal advice
Committee chair Bernard Jenkin warns cabinet secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood that guidance on support for pro-Brexit ministers could leave officials exposed during legal proceedings — but Heywood says withdrawing them "would simply create uncertainty and confusion"
The Times reports that government's legislative programme will now be laid out in May
Freedom of Information review: ministers reject charging for requests – but commission recommends tightening of rules around policy formulation
Burns Commission on Freedom of Information sides against charges for FOI requests, but calls for greater clarity on protecting policy-making