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Cabinet secretary describes speech by former minister as an "inaccurate portrayal" of civil service, while chief executive says Whitehall is "deepening and accelerating" reforms
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"
The civil service "lost self-confidence" as a result of the coalition's reform, the former Defra and Home Office perm sec tells Sam Macrory, as the pair take tea in Sutton House