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Shaped by several high-profile instances where the adviser became the story, the public image of spads is largely negative. But have a few notable characters distorted the reality of those who work behind the scenes? Sebastian Whale investigates
Simon Stevens played a pivotal role in securing a £20bn funding boost ahead of the 70th birthday of the NHS. With its finances on a more stable footing, the NHS England chief executive wants to use this moment as a springboard to ensure the health services’ long-term future. He talks to Sebastian Whale.
An interview with Paul Gibbs and Steven Kay of engineering and construction giant Bechtel on how to deliver successful infrastructure projects
Proposal would create a network comprising nine trade commissioners across the world to drum up business for the UK after Brexit
Ministers accused of having to bow to demands to keep manufacturing jobs in Britain after Brexit
DFID budget set to rise despite cuts elsewhere in Whitehall under spending pledge
Ministers have been urged to drive more cash into the education system as a leading think tank warned of “significant winners and losers” over reforms to the schools funding formula.
FT reports that the chancellor wants a tighter focus on the spring Budget to avoid policy gimmicks
New prime minister wants new Spad pay to be capped at £72,000 a year unless signed off by Number 10
Former civil servant's report into 2003 Iraq war to make the case for "really careful challenge, analysis and assessment"
Prime minister has reportedly delayed unveiling of legislative year ahead to allow focus on European Union vote
"Decant proposal" could reportedly see MPs and peers moved to the Department of Health, Treasury or the Foreign Office
Treasury Committee to review HMRC's approach to tax avoidance and consider whether overhaul of corporation tax is needed amid row over deal with search giant Google
In the latest Ministry of Justice U-turn, the justice secretary reverses another of his predecessor Chris Grayling's policies
BIS and the MoJ facing "huge" cuts in the Spending Review, sources tell the Daily Telegraph
David Mundell says "top up" payment will herald "new era of devolution"
Number 10 stands by decision not to suspend the Northern Ireland Executive following resignation of NI first minister Peter Robinson
Chancellor asks public sector workers to contribute ideas to cut government costs
Chancellor to set out plans for perpetual surpluses and revival of Victorian-era debt commission
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg says education budget boost will have 'near religious status' in future coalition talks
Lords Economic Affairs Committee says Department for Transport has not made case for why High Speed 2 more 'cost-effective' than alternatives
Northern Irish unionist party the DUP says 2% defence pledge a 'very clear' part of terms for coalition support
Intelligence and Security Committee publishes long-awaited findings of inquiry prompted by Edward Snowden leaks