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
Former immigration enforcement chief describes scale of Brexit challenge as chancellor...
Heywood asked to investigate claim Boris Johnson breached ministerial code over FCO think tank launch
Launch of free trade think tank in the Foreign Office showed "astonishing lack of judgement in...
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
Criminal justice system not achieving value for money despite MoJ’s “ambitious reform programme” - National Audit Office
Public pending watchdog finds delays in the justice system because of “basic avoidable mistakes” and says reform alone will not tackle all “causes of inefficiency"
BT examines the role of IT in the future delivery of justice.
“Isolation will get you nowhere” – how the British Business Bank encouraged staff to collaborate and innovate in its quest to boost lending to SMEs
The legal team at the government-owned British Business Bank has brought together public and private sector expertise to create a new organisation with a challenging mandate – to boost lending to thousands of small and medium-sized businesses. Shanika Amarasekara, general counsel for the bank, shares her team's experience
Campaigners argued legal aid changes, ruled unlawful by the Court of Appeal, meant domestic violence victims were being forced to “face their abuser”. The MoJ says it will "carefully consider" the findings
Prime minister unveils moves to scrap declaration of criminal convictions in initial application stage - as Whitehall's new chief people officer Rupert McNeil stresses that safety checks will remain in place