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"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"
Cabinet secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood tells civil servants to ensure "business continues as usual", as CSW gathers key reaction to what Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union will mean for the civil service
Cabinet secretary and head of the civil service Sir Jeremy Heywood responds after critics point to lack of female leaders at the very top of Whitehall
Former cabinet secretary says it is “highly unlikely” that a withdrawal from the European Union would follow the timetable set out in the rules governing the bloc
Committee chair Bernard Jenkin warns cabinet secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood that guidance on support for pro-Brexit ministers could leave officials exposed during legal proceedings — but Heywood says withdrawing them "would simply create uncertainty and confusion"
Cabinet secretary tells the public administration and constitutional affairs select committee that "nobody's having any difficulty with my guidance on the ground", as eurosceptics hit out at curbs on civil service support for ministers in favour of Britain leaving the European Union
It now seems as though civil servants are being told to block information to ministers in favour of leaving the European Union, despite the fact that the same ministers are constitutionally accountable to parliament for the conduct of their departments. Today's hearing with the cabinet secretary must provide answers
Eurosceptic employment minister Priti Patel escalates row over civil service impartiality in the run-up to the European Union referendum – but former cabinet secretary Lord O'Donnell says guidance issued by his successor Sir Jeremy Heywood last week is "pretty well right"
Cabinet secretary will be questioned by the Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee on Tuesday, after ministers in favour of leaving the EU question guidance on use of official resources
"One of our most important collective responsibilities is to improve the diversity of our senior leadership," says cabinet secretary, as new senior network launched
Cabinet secretary writes to perm secs to confirm that pro-Brexit ministers will not have access to civil service briefings on the referendum
David Cameron’s dilemma over the EU referendum bears striking similarities – and some notable differences – to that faced by Harold Wilson in 1975, says Robin Butler
The recent NAO report and Civil Service People Survey both suggest Whitehall could learn some important lessons about leadership and teamwork from the behaviour displayed on reality television
With the end of 2015 in sight, we asked Whitehall's top officials to review the year, set out their priorities for 2016 – and shed some light on their festive plans. Sir Jeremy Heywood, cabinet secretary and head of the civil service, takes part in our biggest-ever perm secs' round-up series...