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Senior civil servant and medical statistician to become director general, succeeding Tom Hurd
Instead of invoking the Civil Contingencies Act when the pandemic broke out, the government drafted its own coronavirus bill. Could it be because of the CCA's emphasis on scrutiny?
Work to build on PHE review that found death rates are highest among BAME communities – as EHRC launches inquiry
Outsourcer training coronavirus tracers was told to take "remedial measures" after sharing email addressers
'As normal government business resumes, more of us will now need to be in the workplace'
Reorganisation comes after Simon Case returns to civil service as No.10 perm sec
Sir David Norgrove says he understands the pressures faced by staff but adds “I am sure you would agree that good evidence is essential to success in containing the virus”
Patrick Vallance aims to address "misconceptions" about science advice
PM says 'cautious' changes to England's lockdown are being made today
Health department says ‘all large-scale operations’ experience similar challenges
PM steps in to stop chief science and medial officers from answering press questions on top adviser’s lockdown trips
System launched ahead of NHS app intended to help people find out if they have came into contact with anyone with Covid-19 symptoms
Tests of antiviral medication remdesivir to begin
Scientist speaks out as junior minister resigns over spad's lockdown breach
"The costs of government’s response are large and uncertain," public spending watchdog says
Government wants to appear like it takes workers' safety seriously "without actually doing anything about it", Clancy says
Lack of tests among “most significant problems” in government's handling of the pandemic, Science and Technology Committee says
Labour asks government why it is only planning to recruit 18,000 roles, saying as many as 50,000 may be needed
Social media channels from across government will highlight work of individual officials in coronavirus response
Track-and-trace app being trialled now will do "heavy lifting" once social-distancing measures are lifted, science adviser says
Symbolic numbers picked to deflect public pressure can create more problems than they solve
Cabinet considers plans ahead of prime ministerial statement on Sunday, with new 'Stay Safe, Save Lives' message
Prof Geoff Mulgan, former head of Tony Blair's Strategy Unit, talks to Colin Talbot about how the UK government put in place risk and resilience systems in the early 2000s – and what has gone wrong since. And how governments can improve things for the future.
As health service app moves towards nationwide launch, regulator sets out principles that should be followed