Policies

IPA chief Tony Meggs to head up Crossrail as delayed scheme gets DfT bailout

11 December 2018

Whitehall projects chief to chair body constructing cross-London line as it is revealed project faces further delays to opening and requires £1.4bn in extra funds

May shelves Brexit vote to avoid Commons defeat

11 December 2018

May postpones vote as a group of MPs says it is “disappointed” in the Treasury's forecasting of the economic impact of Brexit

No-show on immigration white paper ahead of Brexit vote ‘unacceptable’ say MPs

10 December 2018

Brexit select committee also seeks continued scrutiny role following mooted machinery of government changes

Defra's top scientist to stay in post until after Brexit

4 December 2018

Boyd said he has helped to develop a "increasing appreciation of the embeddedness and the importance of science in Defra".

How three departments organised an international conference to tackle the illegal wildlife trade

27 November 2018

Three government departments collaborated to organise a major international conference on illegal wildlife trade in London last month. Conference director Andrew McCulloch explains how they did it...

No-show on immigration white paper ahead of Brexit vote ‘unacceptable’ say MPs

10 December 2018

Brexit select committee also seeks continued scrutiny role following mooted machinery of government changes

Brace for Brexit criminal data-sharing 'cliff-edge', Home Office told

7 December 2018

The committee also warned that uncertainty about future border arrangements "will make it extremely challenging for the Home Office" to prepare for the future

Home Office to add independent oversight to immigration detention hearings

10 December 2018

Home Office immigration enforcement DG Tyson Hepple confirmed the department had been talking to non-governmental organisations about how to add independent oversight

Brace for Brexit criminal data-sharing 'cliff-edge', Home Office told

7 December 2018

The committee also warned that uncertainty about future border arrangements "will make it extremely challenging for the Home Office" to prepare for the future

May shelves Brexit vote to avoid Commons defeat

11 December 2018

May postpones vote as a group of MPs says it is “disappointed” in the Treasury's forecasting of the economic impact of Brexit

Bronwen Maddox: Change is certain, however we do Brexit

6 December 2018

Brexit is already transforming much more than the UK’s relationship with the EU. But amid the uncertainty and acrimony, can politicians, officials and voters seize the chance to make change for...

DWP ‘not ready’ for new Universal Credit powers, say MPs

13 December 2018

Department told it must demonstrate ‘operational capacity’ and ability to ensure claimant welfare before mass transfer begins

Civil servants reveal health problems caused by high workloads

7 December 2018

FDA union’s latest working hours survey paints picture of understaffing, stress and reduced productivity  

How DfID used weather forecasts to fight cholera in Yemen

4 December 2018

DfID’s Fergus McBean won the Use of Evidence Award at this year’s Civil Service Awards through an innovative approach to inform cholera prevention in war-torn Yemen. He tells Naomi Larsson how the...

Facts and figures: meet government's chief scientific advisers

10 December 2018

Chief scientific advisers provide vital expertise to help departments make informed policy decisions – not least during national emergencies. But to be effective, they must also be experts in the...

‘Science is a method of solving problems’: government chief scientist Patrick Vallance interview

10 December 2018

The government chief scientific adviser reflects on his career to date and strengthening how science and policy work together in the civil service

Government Equalities Office to shift focus to 'overlooked' low-paid women

21 November 2018

Penny Mordaunt said the GEO's work would "broaden out" to ensure it supported women "at every stage of their lives".

Government to ‘think creatively’ on cyber security skills – but won’t commit to extra civil service training

13 November 2018

The government said it would "think creatively about current and future challenges relating to cyber skills" in response to a joint select committee report.