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Cabinet Office says contracts for private firms running public services will include 'presumption in favour of disclosing information' to the public
GDS's Mike Bracken appointed to new chief data officer role aiming to improve Whitehall's use of data
Celebrations about his departure "might not be necessary", minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude jokes at Reform think tank event
Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude says £11bn of £20bn annual Whitehall efficiency drive identified, but Labour warns of little room for more 'back office efficiencies'
Mayor of London Boris Johnson says officials understand the difference between 'helping' and 'undermining' impartiality with media contact
Public Administration Select Committee attacks Treasury decision to publish letter on sharing the pound with an independent Scotland, and warns Scottish government's own 'White Paper' too political
Downing Street spokesperson says David Cameron disagrees with unions' view that civil service code change will undermine transparency
Budget confirms departmental agreement on 2013 plan to end automatic pay rises
Science and Technology Committee says that while departments have made progress on use of evidence, cuts could undermine UK's long-term scientific capability
MPs on the Public Administration Committee warn Capability Plan focus too 'narrow' and mid-management skills being 'hollowed out'
Advance sight of a Cabinet Office review into the civil service's LGBT record, another SNP-Whitehall fracas, and feverish Budget speculation make our regular round-up of Whitehall in the headlines
Pre-election access, MoD spending and the future of RBS all feature in our regular round-up of Whitehall in the news