Watchdog cites failure to get Treasury agreement for scheme's lifetime funding as contributing factor to the cancellation of a £100m competition
Climate sceptics were jubilant when Theresa May announced the end of a dedicated climate change department. But, as Professor Sam Fankhauser of the Grantham Research Institute argues, bringing together the teams working to cut carbon with those drawing up industrial policy could be a smart move
Martin Donnelly and Alex Chisholm leading the newly-created department as joint permanent secretaries
Sir Andrew Cahn says seismic shifts in departmental structures risk significantly delaying crucial post-EU referendum policy work.
The new prime minister Theresa May has triggered a major overhaul of Whitehall. CSW has full the details on what the merger of the energy and business departments will mean for staff and policy
The former Energy and Climate Change chief scientist, who died earlier this year, taught his department how to do policymaking without the hot air – by making the process data-led, iterative and open
Appointment of new leader at the energy department comes after the Competition and Markets Authority called for a "reset" of government's relationship with energy suppliers
Energy secretary Amber Rudd leads tributes as former chief scientific advisor loses battle with stomach cancer
Public appointments watchdog Acoba approves former Defra perm sec's appointment to board of the Office for Nuclear Regulation
Regulator Ofgem’s energy markets inquiry lead Rachel Fletcher appointed for seven-year term
With the end of 2015 in sight, we asked Whitehall's top officials to review the year, set out their priorities for 2016 – and shed some light on their festive plans. Melanie Dawes, permanent secretary of the Department for Communities and Local Government, takes part in our biggest-ever perm secs' round-up series...
With the end of 2015 in sight, we asked Whitehall's top officials to review the year, set out their priorities for 2016 – and shed some light on their festive plans. Ruth Owen, head of the government's Operational Delivery Profession, takes part in our biggest-ever perm secs' round-up series...