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Department for Education was ‘too reliant’ on Learndirect, says PAC chair

14 December 2017

Watchdog MP Meg Hillier slams two-year time-lag that has seen millions of pounds spent on services from an "inadequate" provider

Government commits to ethnic minorities making up 14% of public appointments by 2022

14 December 2017

Public appointment commissioner lauds progress on gender diversity but brands record for disabled people “inadequate”

Civil service headcount unchanged in latest employment figures

13 December 2017

ONS figures reveal 300 staff moving from BEIS to DfE following shift in responsibility for further education

John Manzoni: Civil service needs to hire 1,300 specialists to implement Brexit

12 December 2017

Whitehall’s chief executive says thousands of civil servants have already been moved into Brexit roles, with around a quarter coming from outside government

HMRC pledges to reveal updated VAT tax gap by March

12 December 2017

Government response to Public Accounts Committee report also confirms consultation plan for new regime to tackle unpaid VAT by online marketplaces