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PM backs recommendation of Augar Review to bring back maintenance grants, which could cost £2bn
Lynne Owens says £2.7bn funding boost in forthcoming Spending Review will help tackle £37bn annual cost of serious and organised crime
Single-department settlements if the Spending Review is delayed would "pre-empt what should be a proper balancing discussion", chancellor insists
Chancellor says it would be "odd" to expect all departments to see funding rise, despite his claim that austerity is ending
National Audit Office says department only has a limited evidence base, two years into 10-year drive to boost employment levels
Report shows numbers of arm's-length bodies remained fairly stable in 2017-18 despite falling in previous years
Setting out her vision for the upcoming Spending Review, Truss said the Treasury would “prioritise ruthlessly”
Single Departmental Plans to reflect on departments' performance against the framework from 2019-20
The Scottish government said the chancellor should use today's spring statement to "provide a proportionate amount of additional finance and flexibility to Scotland "
Revised public value framework will underline Spending Review focus on value for money, Hammond said in his Spring Statement
As we begin another momentous year in UK politics, civil service chief exec John Manzoni and BT managing director of major and public sector Colm O’Neill came together to discuss the future of public services. CSW reports. Photo Baldo Sciacca
Select committee report has also questioned the chancellor's assertion that "austerity is coming to an end"
Committee inquiry demands action plan to fill skills gaps and calls for Treasury to set out how public value frameworks will be rolled out in Spending Review
Cabinet Office minister unpacks vision for driving government use of emerging technologies
Liz Truss says that zero-based review of capital projects could see some major projects "junked"
Proposals could include move to create infrastructure ‘super ministry’ by merging three existing departments
Greater clarity over how spending plans relate to departmental objectives would demonstrate government’s commitment to openness, says think-tank
The chancellor’s Budget officially fired the starting gun on the 2019 Spending Review, but questions remain about how the Treasury will run the negotiations while also grappling with Brexit. Beckie Smith and Richard Johnstone preview what lies ahead
Philip Hammond heralded an end to austerity, but with growing pressures set to squeeze services further, his Budget can’t meet the public’s expectations
Public Accounts Committee chides department for not going ahead with police funding formula review despite agreeing re-examination was needed
More questions than answers for local government and devolution in a Budget that prioritised paving over short-term cracks rather than addressing long-term challenges, says Charlotte Morgan, a policy researcher at New Local Government Network
Chancellor says that the funding mechanism does not provide value for money but confirms half of government infrastructure plan will be privately funded
Chancellor also announces additional funding for Universal Credit after growing pressure
Treasury guidance encourages departments to offer “unreasonable certainty in timelines, costs and benefits”, IfG report finds