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The Department for Energy & Climate Change (DECC) is asking key figures in the oil and gas industry for their views on the sanctions regime and cost recovery mechanisms of the newly established Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), as part of a consultation on the Wood Review.
The Marketplace, designed to make it easier for government to do business with IT providers of all sizes, was launched today by Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude.
The leader of the Opposition’s new electoral strategist, Lucy Powell, was also named as shadow Cabinet Office minister in yesterday’s Labour mini-reshuffle.
Local authority associations from across the UK call for meeting on more powers
Natalie Ceeney (pictured receiving a CBE) has been appointed as the new chief executive of HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS).
Sir Jonathon Porritt has been an environmental campaigner for 40 years – including nine spent working directly with civil servants. He tells Winnie Agbonlahor why, despite his disappointment with the ‘greenest government ever’, he has reasons to be optimistic
“Choices will be made soon on further devolution,” said Dr Jim McCormick as he took up his appointment as a member of the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) on Monday 3 November.
CSW asks former ministers to appraise the UK civil service. This month, Charles Clarke gives his views.
Greater Manchester will gain significant decision-making powers from Whitehall after chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne and leaders of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) signed a devolution agreement today.
Improving Europe’s railway systems would lead to substantial economic and environmental benefits, argues Izaskun Bilbao Barandica.
Public officials should be free to try new approaches without fear of being “hauled in front of ministers, the Public Accounts Committee or being investigated by the National Audit Office”, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) says in a report published today.
Sally Collier, CEO of the Crown Commercial Service, says common sense is the new gospel in the civil service’s commercial operations. CSW learns about the reformation in government procurement and contract management
The National Audit Office (NAO) today reported that only 62 out of 129 underperforming maintained schools improved their rating following formal intervention.
The Department for Education (DfE) has failed to consistently tackle underperforming maintained schools and academies despite investing at least £382m annually, said a National Audit Office (NAO) report today.
The government has announced that the G-Cloud 6 tender will be published next week.
Peter Lauener has today been announced as the new permanent chief executive of the Skills Funding Agency (SFA).
Chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander yesterday confirmed government proposals to regulate redundancy payouts for highly paid administrators in the public sector.
CSW takes a look at the ins and outs of the Local Government (Independence) Bill 2014 - 2015
After seven years running the Met Office, John Hirst is returning to the business world. CSW gets his views on leading civil servants, working with politicians, and being in charge of the weather
It's easier to sidestep 'wicked problems' than to fix them - but stepping sidewalks brings us no closer to our goals
The think tank The Centre for London has called for greater fiscal power and power over services to be transferred from Whitehall to City Hall.
Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People wants to speed things up
Call for power to classify protected characteristics to be devolved to Scotland
A six week government consultation published this week aims to strengthen the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) capacity to better deal with companies breaking the law over nuisance calls and texts.