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PACAC concludes dual roles of producing and regulating official data compromise the public good in a climate of fake news
£200m cladding scheme drawn from MHCLG’s existing budget is ‘insufficient’ select committee says
Further cost increases to much-delayed and over-budget programme "inevitable", committee says
New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues at Dods People
Perm sec’s letter to MPs details £321m in adjustments and £900m prisons-repair backlog
Committee says department is displaying "a distressing pattern" of ignoring calls to test the managed migration process before pilots
Committee endorses MHCLG nomination but says it's “disappointed” that it wasn't consulted on the selection process
Department has “no real understanding” of how well £12bn of pump-priming cash is being used, MPs warn
Tweaks for 2019 include Public Value Framework sections but IfG warns openness project is still very much a work in progress
Meg Hillier also queries “surprising” lack of ministerial directions for some Brexit-related spending
Select committees have a key duty to hold those who hold power to account. Former MP Huw Edwards looks at how they have changed in the 40 years since they were created, and what parliamentarians are looking for when they are taking evidence.
Public Accounts Committee says department lacks detailed implementation plan for delivering policy
They play an increasingly important part in parliament’s scrutiny of government and can inspire dread in even the most experienced perm sec. Forty years on from the creation of the modern select committee on 25 June 1979, Richard Vize looks at how they affect policy – and the lives of civil servants
Liaison Committee says select committees should grill any ministerial appointment nominee they want
National Audit Office calls for ‘systematic approach’ to assessing capability and effectiveness of ODA spending
Isabel Hardman’s examination of the inhabitants of parliament reveals some of the factors that have contributed to the country’s current crisis, writes Anthony Fitzsimmons
Warning comes after PM hopefuls hint at plans for departmental culls
Speaking at a think-tank event, Lord Macpherson also offered thoughts on the economy to incoming prime minister, while Treasury Select Committee chair said a full leadership contest is needed “so the maddest ideas perhaps don’t make it to asking for official civil service advice”.
The scale, constraints and pressure of Brexit have very few comparators – and the clock is ticking. Is it any wonder that the complexity of trying to deliver it is keeping civil servants up at night?
Committee heard from civil service chef people officer that NDAs are ‘not a particularly useful tool’
Former Cabinet Office minister flags “keep calm and carry on” spirit amid Brexit abnormality