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Concessions, cash and an Ulster ‘triple lock’: IfG boils down Brexit phase one deal

8 December 2017

Think-tank analysis identifies concessions on residency rights, a £39bn bill on the ‘never-never’, and hand-tying assurances on Northern Ireland in draft agreement

SCS pay remit hints at ‘fundamental’ reform – but only confirms funding for 1% increase

7 December 2017

Letter from Cabinet Office minister Damian Green says government will consider a cap-busting increase “in return for improvements to public sector productivity”

Perm secs told to seek ministerial directions to provide ‘statutory cover’ for Brexit spending

7 December 2017

Treasury guidance also expands role for ministers in requests for direction from departmental agencies and arm’s length bodies