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FDA and PCS unions sound the alarm over proposals to end "six figure" public sector redundancy pay
Government's legislative programme takes shape as Queen's Speech kicks off new parliamentary session
With longstanding public accounts committee chair Margaret Hodge announcing that she won't be seeking another five years at the helm of parliament's powerful cross-party spending watchdog, Civil Service World asked the three Labour MPs hoping to succeed her why they want the job, and whether they think the committee's treatment of officials needs to change
New minister for the Cabinet Office Matt Hancock has set out his stall for five more years of civil service reform. Here's our full report on how it unfolded
Inquiry led by cabinet secretary Jeremy Heywood points the finger at former scottish secretary and his special adviser for leaking of Nicola Sturgeon memo, but civil servant at centre of claims is cleared
New man in 70 Whitehall to tell IfG he wants officials to "feel in control of their destiny"
No headcount changes under chancellor's plan to merge Shareholder Executive (ShEx) and UK Financial Investments (UKFI) into one body overseeing privatisations
Chancellor tells CBI he's asked departments to find further cuts in current financial year, and announces merger of the two bodies overseeing state assets
Labour MP Margaret Hodge bows out of race to chair the influential public accounts committee
Civil service chief executive John Manzoni points to end of the "Francis Maude era" in his first speech to the FDA union
FDA union general secretary Dave Penman warns that civil servants have been left "undervalued, exhausted and unclear about the future"
New Minister for the Cabinet Office Matt Hancock will have the same responsibilities as his predecessor Francis Maude, the Cabinet Office confirms
As David Cameron finalises post-election Cabinet, former business minister Matt Hancock is unveiled as Francis Maude's replacement
John Whittingdale to lead culture department, Amber Rudd gets energy and Sajid Javid moves to BIS, as post-election reshuffle continues
Department for Work and Pensions to be led by Iain Duncan Smith again as Cameron fleshes out new government
Former education secretary Michael Gove to take on justice secretary role while Nicky Morgan stays at DfE
Mayor of London Boris Johnson tells The House magazine overseeing a combined ministry if Tories win the election is "not going to happen"
Former cabinet secretary Gus O'Donnell says fixed term parliament act means minority government could be "relatively" stable
Caretaker government is meant to reassure the public and the markets that there’s someone in charge in the event of an indecisive election. But what if the rules aren’t clear? Matt Foster takes a look
Lord Falconer is the man entrusted by Ed Miliband with preparing Labour for government. Here he speaks to Matt Foster about the party’s plans for Whitehall, and why he thinks the coalition has got its relationship with the civil service "dramatically wrong". Photos by Louise Haywood-Schiefer
Exclusive: Labour peer in charge of preparing party for government says he wants to avoid "civil service wars" associated with creating, scrapping and merging departments, but eyes greater role for Number 10
Foreign Office announces that its permanent secretary Simon Fraser is to leave Whitehall at the end of July
A glance at the new pledges contained in today's Conservative manifesto, as party praises the "impartial, professional and highly capable civil service"
Lord Kerslake tells the Financial Times pressure on other budgets could be made "more acute" by protection of defence spending
This week on Civil Service World we'll be picking apart the main parties' election manifestos with an in-depth analysis of what they mean for the civil service. Here's a first glance at the new pledges contained in Labour's manifesto, published today by leader Ed Miliband
Conservative party vows to close funding gap identified in NHS Five Year Forward View, but Labour questions source of the extra money
Former Scope and Mencap IT director Conall Bullock takes on newly-created Cabinet Office role, reporting directly to permanent secretary Richard Heaton
Labour leader Ed Miliband vows boost in police numbers
New report by the Institute for Government think tank warns that 'huge variation in quality, usability and accessibility' of data is making it harder to measure departmental performance against Business Plans
Exclusive: Cabinet secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood sets out revised Talent Action Plan after 'worrying' government-commissioned reports on LGBT, BME and disability representation in the civil service
Report by former Stonewall chief executive, commissioned by the Cabinet Office, says many LGBT staff feel 'pressured to fit into a conventional mould'
SCS requirement for 'supreme flexibility' in working is holding back disabled civil servants, one of three government-commissioned reports on diversity finds
The National Audit Office finds no evidence that Capita inflated management fees or deliberately delayed payments to suppliers in Civil Service Learning contract, but watchdog does not pass judgement on overall value for money of the scheme. CSW looks at the report's key findings
Report by the Public Accounts Committee says HMRC too slow in identifying potential abuse of tax reliefs
Chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander announces £0.5m fine for UK Export Finance for failing to comply with rules on designating staff as contractors