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Government rejects call to boost cabinet secretary powers in wake of Iraq

10 January 2018

MPs ‘disappointed’ with government rejection of recommendations for extra safeguards to prevent sidelining of ministers in key decisions 

Reshuffle: Chloe Smith returns to Cabinet Office and ex-Cameron spad gets ministerial post

10 January 2018

Entire ministerial team at the central Whitehall department changes as Theresa May completes wide-ranging government reshuffle

Unions: Ministerial code ‘tinkering’ not enough to protect civil servants from harassment

10 January 2018

Code updated to protect staff and prevent inappropriate overseas visits following Damian Green, Michael Fallon and Priti Patel scandals

Cabinet reshuffle: David Lidington replaces Damian Green as Cabinet Office minister

9 January 2018

Former justice secretary does not take ‘first secretary of state’ title while Esther McVey named new work and pensions secretary

DfT denies government has given bailout to Virgin rail franchise

9 January 2018

Transport department insists that franchise will continue to meet financial terms to 2020 and has paid more to Treasury than previous state-owned operator

Communities and health departments renamed in government reshuffle

9 January 2018

Prime minister announces rebranded Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and Department of Health and Social Care 

Lord Adonis: DfT civil servants weak for failing to challenge Chris Grayling on Virgin 'bailout'

8 January 2018

Former infrastructure tsar and Cabinet minister says Brexit is sidelining other issues and claims half of civil servants believe government policy is ‘trashing the national interest’