Four Commons committees join forces to urge cross-Whitehall action on air quality

Written by Emilio Casalicchio and Tamsin Rutter on 15 March 2018 in News

Unprecedented report makes demands of six departments and calls for better oversight to ‘prevent policy from working at cross-purposes’

Brexit and the UK single market: Can Lidington’s ‘big changes’ calm the devolved nations?

Written by Mark Smulian on 14 March 2018 in Feature

Cabinet Office has moved to win support from devolved governments for the EU Withdrawal Bill, but it may not be enough to repair trust

Unions say Hammond’s lack of action on pay ‘an insult’ and ‘missed opportunity’

Written by Richard Johnstone on 14 March 2018 in News

Spring Statement reaction highlights most civil servants not covered by public sector pay review bodes face pay uncertainty despite possible deal for NHS staff

Cabinet Office defends Fast Stream diversity after figures suggest it favours private school applicants

Written by Tamsin Rutter on 14 March 2018 in News

Data from 2013 to 2016 shows a decrease in applicants from private schools, yet an increase in successful private school applicants

Statistics are for everyone – as is UKSA’s new code of practice for government statisticians

Written by Penny Babb on 13 March 2018 in Opinion

The UK Statistics Authority has updated its framework to ensure all public servants behave with integrity when handling data

Spring Statement: Hammond confirms 2019 Spending Review and allocates Brexit cash

Written by Richard Johnstone on 13 March 2018 in News

Chancellor says if public finance improvement continues he could increase public spending from 2020

ONS to head up global efforts to gather data on ageing population

Written by Tamsin Rutter on 13 March 2018 in News

United Nations accepts proposal for ONS-led team to build evidence on shared challenges related to ageing

Number of apprentices per department revealed: DWP smashes target while MoJ has just 0.3%

Written by Tamsin Rutter on 13 March 2018 in News

New figures reveal Department for Work and Pensions is among Whitehall employers with highest proportion of apprentices at 3.1% of workforce

IFS: expect Spring Statement smiles from Hammond – but austerity is far from over

Written by Jim Dunton on 12 March 2018 in News

Think tank says chancellor will trumpet lower annual borrowing but report a much bigger deficit than predicted two years ago

No walk out in Whitehall: Civil servants have too much integrity to respond to MPs’ attacks

Written by Dave Penman on 12 March 2018 in Opinion

Officials continue to serve the public interest despite DExEU’s Mr Lover Lover and a dodgy double act in the Commons