Karen Bradley: Westminster has ‘no choice’ but to impose Northern Ireland budget

Written by Tamsin Rutter on 21 February 2018 in News

Northern Ireland secretary responds to calls from DUP leader Arlene Foster to intervene in absence of devolved government 

Going for gold: what Whitehall can learn from emergency services

Written by Clair Fisher on 21 February 2018 in Feature

To build an organisation that makes good strategic decisions, leaders should learn from the way emergency services respond to critical incidents

HMRC chief Jon Thompson to head operation delivery profession

Written by Richard Johnstone on 20 February 2018 in News

Appointment means government’s biggest professional grouping will be one of only two headed up by a departmental perm sec

Defra must invest in IT to minimise ‘inevitable friction’ to food trade after Brexit, MPs warn

Written by Tamsin Rutter on 20 February 2018 in News

Environment select committee calls on department to analyse impact of Brexit on agriculture and introduce fund for UK farmers

Watchdog praises DfID on value for money but says aid spending ‘too short term’

Written by Tamsin Rutter and Liz Bates on 20 February 2018 in News

Independent review offers five recommendations to help department deliver aid more effectively

Latest civil service & public affairs moves — February 19

Written by Dods People on 19 February 2018 in News

New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues at Dods People

MPs demand prisons inspection investment and transparency boost

Written by Jim Dunton on 16 February 2018 in News

Ministers urged to take personal responsibility for implementing recommendations of HM Prisons Inspectorate in the wake of damming Liverpool report

DWP digital project to manage debts of up to 15 million citizens

Written by Sam Trendall on 16 February 2018 in News

Department plans ‘modernisation’ of its work to collect more than £1bn owed to the government each year

MoJ accused of ‘misleading public’ on prison officer recruitment

Written by Jim Dunton on 16 February 2018 in News

Union says announcement of staffing milestone fails to acknowledge long-term headcount reductions

Northern Ireland civil servants ‘in disarray’ over extent of powers without ministers, court told

Written by Tamsin Rutter on 15 February 2018 in News

As cross-party power-sharing talks collapse, decisions made by senior officials in absence of an executive are challenged in Belfast High Court