Madeleine Alessandri "embodies the very best that the civil service has to offer", Sir Mark Sedwill says
Talks come after von der Leyen has warned that the timetable leaves "very little time" to strike a deal
Former head of the civil service warns PM’s adviser is risking 'completely unnecessary' war with Whitehall,
Lord Peter Ricketts says ‘no civil servant can handle a crisis of this magnitude without hands-on political direction’
Chancellor pledges to 'unleash Britain’s potential' with statement expected to set out spending plan after UK’s exit from the EU
Plans for a standalone borders and immigration department also put on back burner, according to reports.
Funding plan will maintain scheme to help families with complex needs, ministry announces
Comments come as Civil Service Commission tells CSW it will “consider proposals on civil service appointments as necessary in the usual way”
Robin Butler suggested impressionist could trick chancellor into revealing budget details amid wave of spoof calls, former Channel 4 boss recalls
Would-be applicants warned 'if you play office politics, you will be discovered and immediately binned'
Unit set to be formed in the Cabinet Office following DExEU abolition
Revised spending assessment rules intended to improve economic growth