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Recipients of benefits including jobseekers’ allowance and employment support allowance have “slipped down the list of priorities”, says committee chair
Perm sec Peter Schofield asked sought approval for spending that might breach Treasury guidance on "regularity and propriety grounds"
"Lack of joined-up thinking and activity across Whitehall is impeding progress," commission says
Paul Kissack to leave for Joseph Rowntree Foundation by September
Rise partly mitigated by Universal Credit changes announced in March, according to analysis
Work and pensions secretary says that department will look to increase work coach numbers to help people back to work
SSAC says department has done "remarkable work" amid the pandemic, but some people are falling between cracks
Minister says payment timeliness for Universal Credit is running at a record high despite huge levels of demand
The spike in usage prompted by the surge in Universal Credit claims has prompted the Treasury to approve another tranche of funding
Former UKIP functionary also suggested immigrants were treated preferentially by the benefits system
Watchdog raises "concerns" as department fails to publish promised data
PCS says department has reversed plans to outsource a range of veterans’ services after campaign work
Low Incomes Tax Reform Group applauds round-the-clock efforts of ‘invisible cohort’ of departmental staff
Cabinet secretary also encourages departmental staff to make time to relax – safely – over the Easter weekend
Department teams up with individuals, charities, and businesses to break down barriers and increase participation
Anne Longfield has spent four decades helping disadvantaged young people in one way or another. As she prepares to step down as children’s commissioner for England, she tells Colin Marrs about progress made and the need for better funding to meet current challenges
"All over government, people are being asked to deliver the totally impossible at unimaginable speed."
Union says sheer volume of new applicants amid coronavirus pandemic is ‘putting massive strain’ on workforce
Resolution Foundation calls on ministers to extend eligibility and encourage new claims as demand for support spikes
As part of Civil Service World’s Digital Transformation special edition, we asked sector experts to share their insight on how a broad range of near-term advances in technology will transform the way public services are delivered.
Department says hundreds of thousands of boxes could be delivered each week as part of shielding plans for those vulnerable to Covid-19
Perm sec says demand levels mean policy changes such as cutting five-week payment delay for those affected by Covid-19 would be ‘operationally unfeasible
Online drive blamed for tens of thousands of potentially bogus requests, says National Audit Office