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Launch of free trade think tank in the Foreign Office showed "astonishing lack of judgement in using official government buildings", says FDA
Head of civil service predicts that when he stands down, a range of senior women will be in the running to succeed him
Terrorism threat level raised to critical after COBRA meeting
Pledge comes as civil service unions issue civil service unions issue warning over Whitehall capacity
PACAC slams the “absence of safeguards” to ensure prime ministers do not bypass proper cabinet procedures, and urges government to publish the lessons it has learned from Chilcot Inquiry
Report claims Sir Jeremy Heywood secured extra £250m for health service with ultimatum
Ex-first civil service commissioner Sir David Normington calls for new guidance on the relationship between civil servants, ministers and special advisers, as he urges the prime minister and cabinet secretary to make a public statement on the need for impartial officials
Exclusive: Cabinet secretary says reform agenda remains "strongly supported by ministers" after several key Francis Maude-era initiatives are scrapped, but stresses focus on "embedding leadership at a departmental level"
Exclusive: Cabinet secretary tells CSW that Theresa May feels "very strongly that she and other ministers were elected on a Conservative Party manifesto that must still stand", as he stands by the decision to set up two new Brexit-focused departments
Five years into his job as the UK's top official, Sir Jeremy Heywood faces his greatest challenge yet – ensuring the civil service he leads is ready for the mammoth task of leaving the European Union. Jess Bowie and Matt Foster sit down with the cabinet secretary to talk Brexit, Theresa May, public sector pay – and the future of Whitehall's reform agenda
Neither civil service chief exec nor cabinet secretary saw hikes this year, while outgoing HS2 chief Simon Kirby tops earnings list
With the end of 2016 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top officials to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2017 – and shed some light on their festive favourites. Sir Jeremy Heywood, cabinet secretary and head of the civil service, takes part in our annual perm secs round-up...
"The usual process for leaks is being followed," says Number 10
"Anyone found to have leaked sensitive information will be dismissed even where there is no compromise of national security," Heywood tells departmental chiefs
From "trusted adviser" to "shock absorber", the cabinet secretary has a job description like no other. Matt Foster listened in as Sir Jeremy Heywood and his five predecessors reflected on 100 years of the post – and asked what it takes to serve as Britain's top official. Main image credit: Institute for Government
2016 People Survey shows overall year-on-year rise in staff engagement, but claims of bullying, harassment and discrimination at highest recorded levels
Cabinet secretary seeks to take on claims that the civil service was biased in the EU referendum campaign and under-prepared in the aftermath of the vote
Civil service-wide staff survey "will directly influence real and observable change", vows cabinet secretary
Cabinet secretary says call from senior officials to let top civil servants go public with concerns would introduce a "degree of antagonism between the cabinet secretary and the prime minister"
Cabinet secretary says row over lack of Whitehall planning for a Leave vote is an "odd debate" – and confirms that "thinking" on Brexit took place in the final 28-day push of the campaign
Britain's former top civil servant argues that we must “push back” deadline for achieving budget surplus in light of post-referendum economic uncertainty
Shadow cabinet office minister Louise Haigh writes to the cabinet secretary over concerns Fiona Hill did not inform officials about a job with lobbying firm Lexington Communications
Cabinet secretary gives nod to existing Brexit unit as he calls on civil service "to ensure everyday business of government and providing public services goes on"
Former head of the civil service says he has never accepted that Blair "lied to the British people" over Iraq – but hits out at former prime minister's "disregard for the machinery of government"