Former perm sec Martin Donnelly cleared for City commission

Written by Jim Dunton on 15 June 2018 in News

Watchdog Acoba also approves roles for ex-No 10 strategy director and DIT "cybersecurity ambassador"

Decisive ministers, Thatcher's hyacinths and tackling the Treasury bullying culture: lunch with Caroline Slocock

Written by Suzannah Brecknell on 15 June 2018 in Interview

The first woman to become a private secretary to the prime minister shares her recollections of Thatcher, the Treasury and the Next Steps Unit with Suzannah Brecknell. Photography by Louise Haywood-Schiefer

Home Office news management ‘undermines’ watchdog’s independence

Written by Jim Dunton on 14 June 2018 in News

Chief inspector of borders and immigration flags ‘inexplicable’ delays and batch-publication of reports

Digital-identity policy function shifted from GDS to DCMS

Written by Sam Trendall on 14 June 2018 in News

Move follows the earlier transfer of data policymakers

Workplace support enshrined for the 23% of civil servants who are carers

Written by Tamsin Rutter on 14 June 2018 in News

Carers' charter and carer’s passport launched across civil service

The civil service used to subsidise artists, now it’s consultants. Are services better for it?

Written by Andrew Greenway on 13 June 2018 in Opinion

Automation has squeezed out the creatives that used to harbour in administrative grades – but this tacit subsidy programme has arguably simply shifted to large firms

Civil service employment up 11,000 in last year

Written by Richard Johnstone on 13 June 2018 in News

Government employment is now at the highest level since March 2015

DExEU denies Parliament will be given final say over Brexit deal

Written by Kevin Schofield on 13 June 2018 in News

Confusion over deal offered to rebel MPs by Theresa May to avoid defeat on EU withdrawal legislation

Whitehall pays at least 21 contractors over £1K a day, with most at DfT

Written by Tamsin Rutter on 13 June 2018 in News

Figures revealed in parliamentary answers show number and length of contracts for temporary workers in some departments

Amendment to Brexit bill seeks to agree ‘customs arrangement’ with EU

Written by Kevin Schofield and Matt Foster on 12 June 2018 in News

Government could avoid defeat on customs policy in EU Withdrawal Bill vote but still faces rebellion on amendment to give Parliament a ‘meaningful vote’ on final deal