Welsh Government’s environmental regulator lost £1m through improper timber sales

Written by Mark Smulian on 9 August 2018 in News

Natural Resources Wales has had its accounts qualified three times over “unlawful” contracts with a sawmill

Environment Agency urged to distinguish staff as non-civil servants in bid for better pay

Written by Tamsin Rutter on 8 August 2018 in News

Prospect union says non-departmental public body should not be subject to Treasury guidance for government departments

Departments urged to follow DfT in devoting more budget to small businesses

Written by Mark Smulian on 8 August 2018 in News

Federation of Small Businesses warns against “mega contracts” as Department for Transport says it’s on track to meet procurement targets

NI perm secs to meet local authority leaders to discuss legislative paralysis

Written by Mark Smulian on 8 August 2018 in News

Northern Ireland councils warn that powers they are due to take from Stormont are marooned in absence of ministers

British Airways chief urges Home Office to prioritise targets on Heathrow queues

Written by Mark Smulian on 7 August 2018 in News

Airline complains of long waits despite 200 extra staff Home Office says were deployed to airport

Less than a third of female government comms staff ‘have healthy work-life balance’

Written by Mark Smulian on 7 August 2018 in News

Staff survey conducted by Government Communication Service finds just 27% of women believe GCS is supportive of working parents

DWP perm sec Peter Schofield: ‘We are all leaders’

Written by Jim Dunton on 7 August 2018 in News

Robert Devereux's successor unpacks his first seven months at the helm in Caxton House

You’ve got mail: how a network of civil servants and MPs’ staff is improving Whitehall to Westminster correspondence

Written by Suzannah Brecknell on 7 August 2018 in Feature

A group established to improve correspondence between Parliament and the civil service shows that all processes can be improved by building human connections

Home Office denies asking Windrush citizens to sign non-disclosure agreements for compensation

Written by Mark Smulian on 6 August 2018 in News

Department says no one will have to sign an NDA to access compensation, despite reports

Latest civil service & public affairs moves — August 6

Written by Dods People on 6 August 2018 in News

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