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‘Nudge unit’ highlights potential of data science in government policy

20 December 2017

Partially government-owned Behavioural Insights Team publishes results of trial schemes and urges Whitehall to take notice

Ministry of Justice ‘set probation services up to fail’, say MPs

19 December 2017

NAO investigates why department was forced to redraw contracts and increase projected payments to CRCs by £342m

Foreign Office launches £350m project to connect embassies in 170 countries

19 December 2017

FCO teams up with DFID and British Council to tender for four-year framework to provide networking to 550 sites in the UK and throughout the world

Latest civil service & public affairs moves — December 18

18 December 2017

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

Government to set out plans to relocate civil servants in the spring

15 December 2017

Cabinet Office single departmental plan also reveals plans for new shared services strategy as part of moves to boost commercial capability

DfT urged to ‘consider action’ against HS2’s former chief executive

15 December 2017

MPs slam department’s weak oversight after company made unauthorised redundancy payouts totalling £1.76m

Network Rail chief tops Whitehall’s 2017 ‘high earners’ list

15 December 2017

Heywood and Manzoni salary bands remain unchanged from last year, but the number of government staff earning £150,000 or more rises 13%

National Crime Agency civil servants ‘need pay rise for national security’

14 December 2017

Staff at agency near the bottom of the civil service pay satisfaction table, but unable to take strike action