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Information Commissioner Christopher Graham rejects argument that releasing information on former civil service chief Lord Kerslake's peerage would have a "chilling effect" on the honours system
Cabinet Office minister Lord Bridges confirms government rethink on plans to end automatic payroll deduction of union fees from public servants
New report finds independence of local government should be protected by primary legislation, and says more must be done to encourage all central government departments to support devolution
"The obvious efficiency savings have come through in the early period," says former head of the civil service – as chancellor prepares to outline £4bn of further spending cuts
Lord Kerslake says it is “impossible to see why any fair person would want to remove this very basic service” - and vows to "sing the national anthem" if the government shelves plans to end automatic "check off" of fees from civil servants' pay packets
Ex-civil service head Lord Kerslake talks to Daniel Bond about the Trade Union Bill, Freedom of Information – and why he is using his platform in the House of Lords as a chance to speak his mind
Former head of the civil service speaks out against plans to toughen union laws in latest high-profile intervention
Labour’s new commission – led by the former head of the civil service – can learn a host of lessons from previous bids to wrest power from the chancellor, says our columnist Sue Cameron
Former head of the civil service tells Labour's own FoI review that intentional leaks to the press show "double standard" in Whitehall over the transparency law
Former head of the civil service says "public will draw their own conclusions" about any attempt to curb the transparency law
Former head of the civil service drafts in TUC chief Frances O'Grady and ex-KPMG deputy Alan Buckle to assess whether the Treasury is "fit for purpose"
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
Lord Kerslake, former head of the civil service, says it is "highly doubtful" government can secure like-for-like replacement of housing association properties sold off under new scheme
Lord Kerslake tells the Financial Times pressure on other budgets could be made "more acute" by protection of defence spending
Outgoing DCLG perm sec and former head of the civil service Sir Bob Kerslake chews the fat with Jess Bowie
Sir Bob Kerslake to enter the House of Lords
Sir Bob Kerslake
Permanent Secretary of the Department for Communities and Local Government
There is “unfinished business” in civil service reform, former head of the civil service Sir Bob Kerslake said yesterday – including devolving powers away from Whitehall, and breaking down departmental structures.
Former head of the civil service Sir Bob Kerslake has said his biggest regret is that the government didn’t publish a civil service diversity plan more quickly.
As the search begins for a new head of the civil service, read the last interview by incumbent Sir Bob Kerslake – interviewed with the new titular head of the civil service Sir Jeremy Heywood. Words by Matt Ross; picture by Mark Weeks
Sir Bob Kerslake spoke of his commitment to public service today, as he told an audience of civil servants about his retirement next year.
Sir Bob Kerslake (pictured) is stepping down from his role as head of the civil service in the autumn, and is to retire as permanent secretary of the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) at the end of February 2015, it has been announced today.
Senior managers should make time to meet apprentices who have joined the civil service under a new Apprenticeship Fast Track scheme, the head of the civil service has said.