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Appointment is the second new Cabinet minister in a week
Package will increase spending in areas including infrastructure and broadband as well as health funding
Gavin Barwell, Theresa May's new chief of staff, identified austerity and Brexit as key factors behind the Conservatives' general election losses
Conservative manifesto set to be ‘pruned’ due to minority government, say ministers
Funding for Irish farmers and a softer approach to Brexit are understood to be among the DUP’s requests in return for supporting the minority Conservative government, as other leaders raise concerns about content of a Conservative-DUP deal
Further appointments expected through weekend and next week
Former civil service head predicts polls drubbing will take “austerity” off the political agenda
Ten ministers lose seats as Conservatives forced to form minority government
Academics at education think-tank say party’s ‘£60m’ pledge may cost between £200m and £400m
Liberal Democrats join Labour in pledging to scrap 1% limit on wage increases
Former head of the civil service speaks out against plans to toughen union laws in latest high-profile intervention
Former head of the civil service asked by Labour to "review the operation of the Treasury itself" – as shadow chancellor John McDonnell signals major shift in the opposition's economic policy
David Cameron to return to Downing Street as party defies predictions of a hung parliament
In the second of CSW's in-depth assessments of the party manifestos, Mark Rowe picks apart the Tory document to find out what the party has in store for the civil service
A glance at the new pledges contained in today's Conservative manifesto, as party praises the "impartial, professional and highly capable civil service"
PASC chair Bernard Jenkin is highly critical of aspects of the civil service – but he’s sympathetic to civil servants themselves, and earlier this month an audience of officials gave his arguments a warm reception. Matt Ross reports.