Scottish Parliament poised to reject EU Withdrawal Bill amid devolution row

Written by Nicholas Mairs on 15 May 2018 in News

Talks between UK and Scottish governments have been unable to reach agreement on who will be given powers returning from Brussels

Crack cocaine and pipe ‘found in Home Office bathroom’

Written by Liz Bates on 14 May 2018 in News

Internal inquiry underway after drugs found in secure area of department

Latest civil service & public affairs moves — May 14

Written by Dods People on 14 May 2018 in News

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

Disgraced student loans chief ‘appointed despite objections from BIS officials’

Written by Jim Dunton on 11 May 2018 in News

NAO report says spad pushed for Steve Lamey to be hired despite civil servants’ objections

DIT to locate new trade watchdog in Reading

Written by Jim Dunton on 10 May 2018 in News

Minister Greg Hands reveals Berkshire county town as HQ for Trade Remedies Authority

NAO flags up ‘significant risks’ in £1bn courts digitisation programme

Written by Sam Trendall on 10 May 2018 in News

HM Courts and Tribunals Service remains confident it will deliver on reform plan, despite auditors warning of financial, technological, and legislative challenges

No place like the Home Office: former top officials on the department’s unique challenges

Written by Tamsin Rutter on 10 May 2018 in Feature

Following the Windrush scandal that felled home secretary Amber Rudd, former perm sec Sir David Normington and UKBA chief Rob Whiteman tell Tamsin Rutter what it’s like to lead the Home Office

Rutnam launches review of civil service advice to former home sec Rudd but MPs slam ‘slippery’ evidence

Written by Richard Johnstone and Matt Foster on 9 May 2018 in News

Home Affairs Select Committee told 8,000 cases are being reviewed to see if there have been ‘incorrect removals or detention’

Parliament’s bullying scandal has laid bare the unchecked power of MPs

Written by Dave Penman on 9 May 2018 in Opinion

Politicians work within a hierarchical system where they are arbiters of their own fate – but the hierarchy itself can provide a solution to the harassment problem

‘Time and technology move on’ – GDS explains overhaul of spend controls

Written by Sam Trendall on 8 May 2018 in News

Government Digital Service reveals new model was road-tested with four departments