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Cabinet Office urged to set up a permanent public inquiries unit

13 December 2017

Think tank report on public inquiries finds lack of formal guidance, procedures and scrutiny measures

John Manzoni: Civil service needs to hire 1,300 specialists to implement Brexit

12 December 2017

Whitehall’s chief executive says thousands of civil servants have already been moved into Brexit roles, with around a quarter coming from outside government

HMRC pledges to reveal updated VAT tax gap by March

12 December 2017

Government response to Public Accounts Committee report also confirms consultation plan for new regime to tackle unpaid VAT by online marketplaces

Latest civil service & public affairs moves — December 11

11 December 2017

New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues at Dods People

Concessions, cash and an Ulster ‘triple lock’: IfG boils down Brexit phase one deal

8 December 2017

Think-tank analysis identifies concessions on residency rights, a £39bn bill on the ‘never-never’, and hand-tying assurances on Northern Ireland in draft agreement

MPs dub Brexit customs planning ‘borderline reckless’

8 December 2017

 Public Accounts Committee criticises departments' “business as usual” assumption for 2019 and berates pace of pan-Whitehall Border Planning Group 

DfE warned regulation of universities ‘raises spectre of mis-selling’

8 December 2017

NAO report calls on the government to ensure regulatory reforms can improve student perceptions of value for money