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Civil servants warned to expect more parliamentary requests to see policy papers after Brexit reports row

12 January 2018

Select committee chair Frank Field told DWP that he could not guarantee the universal credit reports he has obtained will remain confidential 

Whitehall ban on plastic cutlery features in May's 25-year ‘green Brexit’ vision

11 January 2018

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs strategy includes Whitehall ban on “single use” plastic forks, straws and bottles

NAO berates Department for Transport over Thameslink failings

11 January 2018

Watchdog says department could have to pay nation’s least punctual train operator tens of millions of pounds a year because of changes to its contract requirements

NAO to investigate ‘reasonableness’ of £39bn Brexit divorce bill by March

11 January 2018

Auditor general Amyas Morse confirms scrutiny plans following request from Treasury committee chair Nicky Morgan

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