Policies

Why science may soon play a much bigger role in public policy

9 August 2019

Former civil servant Steve O'Neil takes a fresh look at the appliance of science at the heart of government

Treasury makes £2.1bn available as no-deal Brexit prep accelerates

1 August 2019

Sajid Javid opens spending taps to boost border and customs operations, medical supplies and public information in no-deal Brexit

MHCLG civil servant stabbed in attack outside Home Office

16 August 2019

Injuries to official said to be not life threatening after attack on Marsham Street yesterday

Sedwill urges vigilance after attack on MHCLG civil servant

16 August 2019

Cabinet secretary says that there is ‘no evidence to suggest that the attack was anything other than an isolated incident’ at this stage

Sedwill ‘non-committal’ on purdah-period Brexit question, claims Corbyn

16 August 2019

Labour leader tells MPs cabinet secretary’s written response to query should inform plans for combatting an election-time EU exit

Sedwill urged to block no-deal Brexit during election campaign due to purdah rules

9 August 2019

Jeremy Corbyn says departure would contravene principle that government doesn’t implement policies in an election period where the opposition has a different view

No-deal Brexit is now Boris Johnson's 'central scenario', Brussels told

6 August 2019

Prime minister's spokesperson insists ‘the UK will be leaving the EU on October 31 whatever the circumstances’

Spending Review 2019? The cost of postponement, the opportunity of delay

9 August 2019

A combination of Brexit and the Conservative leadership campaign has all but officially postponed the 2019 Spending Review. Beckie Smith and Richard Johnstone look at what impact the delay will...

Over half of £1.8bn NHS cash boost 'not new money', experts say

7 August 2019

Experts say hospitals had already earned £1bn of cash announced by Boris Johnson by making spending cuts

HMRC seeks digital platform for fraud officers

16 August 2019

Tax agency issues procurement alert for ‘notebook application’ for evidence-gathering

Why science may soon play a much bigger role in public policy

9 August 2019

Former civil servant Steve O'Neil takes a fresh look at the appliance of science at the heart of government

Abbey service celebrates life of Jeremy Heywood

21 June 2019

Laughter and tears as prime ministers, former colleagues and a pop star pay tribute to late cabinet secretary

I was a civil servant, now I’m a... director of strategy for a charity

7 June 2019

In the latest of our series about civil service leavers, we meet former deputy principal private secretary to the prime minister Ed Whiting, who is now director of strategy for the Wellcome Trust...

I was a civil servant, now I'm a... Spanish teacher

24 May 2019

In the latest of our series about civil service leavers, we meet former diplomat Lynda Burns who is retraining as a teacher through the NowTeach scheme