Tory former Cabinet Office heavyweight heaps praise on staff at the centre of government – but hits out at civil service churn, the quality of advice, and the skills valued in line departments
Government should not be "opposed to consulting the people on the outcome of the negotiations",...
Ex-Treasury perm sec challenges David Davis's claims about the civil service's readiness for...
Public Accounts Committee says department still does not fully understand impact of benefit sanctions, and warns their use could have knock-on effects for other areas of government
QC who spoke at 7/7 inquest will take up post as terror laws watchdog in March
Brexit ministry confirms it is "currently exploring options" to bolster scientific advice available to it
Ministers brace for parliamentary "ping pong" as peers scrutinise Brexit bill
Exit interview: Sir Derek Jones on a "quiet revolution" and his stint as the Welsh government's top civil servant
Just before he stepped down as permanent secretary of the Welsh Government, Sir Derek Jones told CSW's Suzannah Brecknell why, despite the challenges ahead, civil servants should be confident – and why creativity is as important as penning an elegant memo
Education department picks former Number 10 Delivery Unit chief to lead competition-focused new universities regulator
Ex-first civil service commissioner Sir David Normington calls for new guidance on the relationship between civil servants, ministers and special advisers, as he urges the prime minister and cabinet secretary to make a public statement on the need for impartial officials
MPs quiz three departmental chiefs on the role of special advisers – and the impact of briefings against civil servants
DWP perm sec Robert Devereux defends Jobcentre closure plan: "I'm not intending to lose staff in this process"
Department for Work and Pensions' top official tells MPs that his department "can't sit on an estate that's too big and not do something about it"
New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues on Dods People
Whitehall insider-turned-academic Richard Mottram says EU referendum and its aftermath underscores the uphill struggle of speaking truth to power
Civil service’s largest trade union seeks judicial review of terms and conditions overhaul