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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”.
NAO report also reveals the department considered it was unlikely to be able defend any action against it for breaching procurement rules
Move comes as government at winds down emergency no-deal Brexit planning
Stagecoach says that leak of its plans for East Midlands franchise requires further investigation
Worst-case scenario timescale emerges after MPs voice doubts about official 2020 target
Dutch government-owned Abellio will take over East Midlands franchise
Transport secretary admits government can't recover Eurotunnel payout if no-deal Brexit is avoided
MPs call on department to set out consequences faced by officials for £17.6bn rail project’s late running
Department for Transport insists “HS2 is happening" as release of funds delayed
Department for Transport-funded services start as one firm says "there is no turning back at this late stage"
Taunton building completes three years after initial design work commenced
Policies that address health inequalities and better investment in housing among What Works Centre's proposals
Tax agency says only 17% of businesses have vital trading registration for no-deal Brexit
The Transport Select Committee had called for clearer oversight of rail timetabling changes
Defra’s Clare Moriarty and DfT’s Bernadette Kelly update MPs on Brexit staffing plans for frontline departments
Bernadette Kelly defends department’s due diligence over Seaborne Freight debacle
DfT only received three bids for no-deal ferry contracts, NAO review finds
FoI requests before the deal was scrapped reveal external advisers to controversial contract
Details of planned support package published by business secretary Greg Clark after firm reverses pledge to manufacture new model at Sunderland plant
The Transport Select Committee was told there was “no lawful basis” to use emergency powers to award contracts worth millions without an open tender.
The transport secretary defended the department's decision to award a £13.8m contract to a company that owns no ferries.
Matthew Vickerstaff named as interim successor to government project chief ahead of a full recruitment drive in 2019
Whitehall projects chief to chair body constructing cross-London line as it is revealed project faces further delays to opening and requires £1.4bn in extra funds
HMRC, Defra and cross-departmental borders group urged to update MPs on contingency-planning work