Policies

‘The agency is out there on the ground’: Emma Howard Boyd on the real world impact of the Environment Agency

18 June 2019

After working on some of the first “green investment” schemes in the 1990s, Emma Howard Boyd has relished the chance to get closer to the action as chair of the Environment Agency. But, she tells...

Defra to ban sale of plastic straws in 2020

22 May 2019

Registered pharmacies will be allowed to sell straws to people who need them for medical purposes after concern from disability rights groups

Hunt voices support for striking FCO maintenance workers

17 June 2019

Union says foreign secretary wrote to Interserve “expressing unhappiness” over treatment of contract workers

Just 13 Windrush victims given emergency support, Javid reveals

11 June 2019

Update also reveals Windrush taskforce has rejected 1,445 applications for documentation proving status

MoJ dismisses call to review probation reforms as it prepares for overhaul

20 June 2019

MoJ rejects call to review Transforming Rehabilitation reforms in long-delayed response to 2018 Justice Committee report

Home Office pledges to address 'systemic challenges' following DNA testing scandal

14 June 2019

Singh review finds poor coordination and outdated IT systems made it difficult to find everyone affected by demands for DNA evidence

Government set to boost powers of competition watchdog

18 June 2019

Theresa May announces boost to powers of Competition and Markets Authority to improve protection for consumers

Government urged to consider axing Scotland Office

7 June 2019

MPs say a new department for constitutional affairs should take on the UK government’s role in devolved areas

Home Office begins testing EU settled status app on Apple devices

17 June 2019

Tech giant announced that next version of iOS will permit third-party access to near-field communications

Home Office pledges to address 'systemic challenges' following DNA testing scandal

14 June 2019

Singh review finds poor coordination and outdated IT systems made it difficult to find everyone affected by demands for DNA evidence

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