Practice

Civil servants are not Brexit blockers says Cabinet Office minister

16 October 2018

Oliver Dowden says that it is part of the job of officials to raise problems with policy plans

PM urged to appoint dedicated minister for civil service reform

15 October 2018

Some policies have gone ahead “apparently unchallenged, despite falling short of the standards set by the Treasury”, the report said

HMRC would need 5,300 extra staff for no-deal Brexit, tax agency chief says

18 October 2018

Permanent secretary Jon Thompson shares the figures as senior officials tell committee they can’t guarantee no-deal would go smoothly 

PCS union wins £3m payout from DWP in check-off victory

17 October 2018

The union said it is gearing up to take legal action against every major department that ended check-off provisions

Bronwen Maddox: The Budget represents decision time for government

16 October 2018

The government faces tough choices on spending, and it’s time it involved the public in that discussion

Ex-perm sec Mottram airs doubts over ‘success profiles’

19 October 2018

New hiring and promotion framework based on questionable premise says former MoD, DETR and DWP chief

HMRC would need 5,300 extra staff for no-deal Brexit, tax agency chief says

18 October 2018

Permanent secretary Jon Thompson shares the figures as senior officials tell committee they can’t guarantee no-deal would go smoothly 

PCS union wins £3m payout from DWP in check-off victory

17 October 2018

The union said it is gearing up to take legal action against every major department that ended check-off provisions

BEIS finally publishes report on shelved Land Registry sell-off

8 October 2018

Consultation analysis underscores weight of organised opposition to Cameron-era proposals ditched by May regime

MoJ trying to ‘break down the cultural boundaries’ between digital and technology teams

19 September 2018

The department’s chief digital and information officer Tom Read sees addressing a historic ‘lack of trust’ between the two disciplines as a key part of his role

Cabinet Office: MyCSP sale ‘won’t affect services or benefits’

28 September 2018

Department says it wants a competitive tender process for the next Civil Service Pension Fund admin contract

DIT’s ‘exporting superpower’ strategy depends on links with Foreign Office and DfID

21 August 2018

International trade secretary Liam Fox unveils Exports Strategy with goal to increase UK exports to 35% of GDP

DfE must do better on statistics says perm sec after watchdog's warning

9 October 2018

Perm sec Jonathan Slater has instructed his head statistician to work with DfE's comms and policy teams to ensure its stats “meet the highest standards of trustworthiness, quality and...

Watchdog blasts education department over 'serious' problems with school stats

8 October 2018

Education secretary Damian Hinds has been rapped by the government's statistics watchdog over a string of claims about school funding and performance.

Statistics watchdog to investigate DfE's 'disingenuous' use of spending stats

5 October 2018

Teachers’ groups say the DfE's claim the UK is among the world's top spenders on education disguises funding cuts