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Key government-as-a-platform service moves a step closer
Former minister for the Cabinet Office also tells the Centre for Public Impact that he regrets not doing more to iron out civil servants' frustrations with technology
Earlier this month, the Infrastructure and Projects Authority published its annual report shedding light on the government’s largest and most complex projects. Alongside details on budget and timelines, each project is given a red, amber or green rating to indicate how likely it is to deliver expected benefits. Suzannah Brecknell takes a look at some of the key findings
The world is changing – and so must the civil service. Ian Lithgow and Mike Falvey map out a way to give public servants more flexible and varied careers, whilst stimulating local economies and helping government adapt to today’s challenges
Think tank calls for stronger sector-wide systems to support and learn from failing organisations
Former Scottish government and DCLG perm sec says public sector workforce has a "subsidiary and problematic status" in variants of the New Public Management model in vogue with politicians since Margaret Thatcher
26% of competitions overseen by Whitehall's jobs watchdog saw private sector candidates appointed in 2015-16, new data show
Unions welcome commitment to change controversial “guided distribution” system ahead of pilot results
Director Mark Fisher flags OCS’s connections with new home and says latest government restructuring is “vital”
Major speech by the head of the public spending watchdog warns ministers to stop asking the civil service to run on "perpetual overload"
Commercial Standards are getting an overhaul, the Cabinet Office confirms, but wider "Blueprints" are still not finished
Theresa May arrives at Number 10 with years of experience on the government's key decision-making body on security. Dr Joe Devanny of the International Centre for Security Analysis takes a look at what the new government will mean for the way departments support prime ministers on national security issues
Amid all the drama of last week’s arrival of a new government, it was easy to miss the launch of the Civil Service Workforce Plan. But, as Suzannah Brecknell explains, it’s a document that could have major implications for the future of the organisation as it grapples with the big challenges ahead
Former special adviser to universities minister David Willetts says moving higher education policy to the Department for Education creates an "extra layer of uncertainty" at a time when institutional memory is needed
Exclusive: Civil service workforce plan launches with promise to increase specialisation, improve training – and review the civil service "reward offer"
Institute for Government warns of "time, cost and distraction that would inevitably come from creating an entirely new organisation"
David Cameron to field final PMQs on Wednesday, before stepping down to make way for Theresa May
Leadsom says interests of the UK "best served by the immediate appointment of a strong and well-supported prime minister" and confirms she is standing aside
Not long ago, the team overseeing digital transformation in Whitehall was in need of some significant changes itself. Zara Farrar, leader of the Government Digital Service’s women’s group, tells Rebecca Hill how GDS reinvented its attitude to women
National Audit Office issues another qualification of department’s accounts and says fraud and error levels remain “unacceptably high”
Contracting firms’ share prices have been yo-yoing, but all the Conservative leadership contenders are on-side and some are positively bullish about expanding private sector involvement
Energy minister – who wants to trigger Article 50 sooner rather than later – knocks Michael Gove out of the race to be Tory leader
Tom Scholar rejects suggestion referendum preparations were weak and focused on securing a “Remain” result – but confirms existence of civil service-wide resource review
National Audit Office says landscape of quangos "remains confused and incoherent"