UK Supreme Court rejects request for NI attorney general for clarification on powers, saying they should be addressed in court case.
Major government contractor G4S fails to win any bids in the latest contracts round.
Unions urge members to continue to bring forward complaints and “expect that the Scottish Government will handle their complaint properly”.
Government Legal Department perm sec is one of just six lawyers recognised for non-court work
Only the Scottish Government has said it will pay civil servants' application costs.
Minister says new scanners earmarked for introduction at 10 jails could have a positive impact in “keeping staff honest" amid smuggling concerns
Expanded senior leadership team will help next prison and probation service chief deal with secure-estate crisis.
Home secretary Sajid Javid says plan for £30,000 earnings thresholds in post-Brexit migration system will be discussed further
Department looks to put 50-strong team on standby for Brexit-related crises
Home Office immigration enforcement DG Tyson Hepple confirmed the department had been talking to non-governmental organisations about how to add independent oversight
Union voices anger that Disclosure and Barring Service project will not be brought back in-house
HMRC, Defra and cross-departmental borders group urged to update MPs on contingency-planning work