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Truss also hints at buildings sell-off to avoid having “land that could be used for housing sitting on the government balance sheet”
Whatever crisis the country faces, Liz Truss is always on hand to lambast civil servants
Single-department settlements if the Spending Review is delayed would "pre-empt what should be a proper balancing discussion", chancellor insists
Three year review "inappropriate" until withdrawal deal is concluded, says chancellor
Chancellor says it would be "odd" to expect all departments to see funding rise, despite his claim that austerity is ending
Setting out her vision for the upcoming Spending Review, Truss said the Treasury would “prioritise ruthlessly”
Revised public value framework will underline Spending Review focus on value for money, Hammond said in his Spring Statement
Unions cry foul over delay to pensions boost but Truss says Court of Appeal decision could have £4bn annual impact
The prime minister admitted the NHS funding boost announced last year would mean “less room for manoeuvre” in other areas of public spending.
Philip Hammond heralded an end to austerity, but with growing pressures set to squeeze services further, his Budget can’t meet the public’s expectations
The chancellor laid out the projections for wage growth across the country on Monday, but didn’t mention civil service pay increases are below inflation. He could change this
More questions than answers for local government and devolution in a Budget that prioritised paving over short-term cracks rather than addressing long-term challenges, says Charlotte Morgan, a policy researcher at New Local Government Network
Chancellor says that the funding mechanism does not provide value for money but confirms half of government infrastructure plan will be privately funded
Chancellor also announces additional funding for Universal Credit after growing pressure
'If the chancellor wants to keep his excellent civil service, he cannot keep this restraint on public sector pay'
Tax agency pays almost a quarter of Whitehall’s total pay bill for trade union “facility time”
Treasury chief secretary describes government bureaucracy as a creature ‘there is a temptation to feed after midnight’
Chancellor says if public finance improvement continues he could increase public spending from 2020
Think tank says chancellor will trumpet lower annual borrowing but report a much bigger deficit than predicted two years ago
Unpaid bill leads to limit on chancellor’s use of RAF jets, according to reports
The plans announced in the 2017 Budget may help to tackle Britain’s housing shortage in the long term. But in the short term, the extension of Help to Buy and the abolition of stamp duty for first-time buyers is good politics but poor policy.
Report suggests Chancellor Philip Hammond is not planning to offer cash to fund a pay rise
Public sector areas with retention issues, such as senior civil servants, expected to be among first to get a pay rise
Plan would allow pay review bodies to recommend increases above 1%, which means it might not apply across the civil service