Professions

Environment researchers gagged during general election

23 May 2017

Over-zealous application of 'purdah' rules are having worrying consequences for environmental discussions, argues Bob Ward of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment...

Working in government comms during purdah: What to do in the pre-election period

9 May 2017

The run up to an election creates time to review what Whitehall comms projects have gone well and to learn lessons that can be used with the incoming government

Labour plan to end public sector pay cap would lead to 5% wage boost, claims IFS

22 May 2017

Analysis warns that continuation of 1% limit on pay increases will exacerbate public sector recruitment problems

Election 2017: Wealthy pensioners lose winter fuel allowance in Conservative social care plan

18 May 2017

Wealthy pensioners will lose state-funded fuel allowance under Tory plans to shake-up the social care system, Theresa May will announce today.

HR

Six things civil servants should know about Brexit

22 May 2017

The launch event for Brexit Exchange in London highlighted key points for civil servants to keep in mind as the Brexit talks get serious

Labour plan to end public sector pay cap would lead to 5% wage boost, claims IFS

22 May 2017

Analysis warns that continuation of 1% limit on pay increases will exacerbate public sector recruitment problems

IT

Former civil service chief Lord Kerslake: ‘Pretty much every department is at risk’ of cyber attack

17 May 2017

Government should look ‘very seriously’ at investing more in both cyber security and training, as investigation - and finger-pointing - over WannaCry continue

NHS cyber attack a 'wake-up call' for government

16 May 2017

Governments must start taking cyber security as seriously as physical military security, according to Microsoft’s president, in the wake of the attack which affected the NHS on Friday.

NHS hack: Lessons for the civil service from WanaCrypt0r cyber attack

16 May 2017

Last week's cyber hack exploited weaknesses in widely used computing systems across the public sector, particularly the NHS. Leaders need to get better at evaluating the small risk of very serious...

Law

Government prisoner legal aid cuts judged ‘unlawful’ by Court of Appeal

11 April 2017

Rules introduced by ministers to stop legal aid being granted to prisoners in certain situations have been deemed unlawful by the Court of Appeal

Unions welcome ‘landmark ruling’ in Home Office discrimination case

6 April 2017

Supreme Court rules that civil servants do not need to prove disadvantage to bring tribunal cases over assessment system

Theresa May admits she does not know how many pensioners will lose winter fuel allowance

23 May 2017

PM also repeatedly refused to say what she meant by "dire consequences" for the UK if it failed to get a good Brexit deal

Six things civil servants should know about Brexit

22 May 2017

The launch event for Brexit Exchange in London highlighted key points for civil servants to keep in mind as the Brexit talks get serious

Slow recruitment is costing the civil service key skills, say outgoing commissioners

11 April 2017

Outgoing civil service commissioners highlight concerns that pay restrictions are limiting the attractiveness of some posts, while slow recruitment processes stop departments hiring top candidates...

Non-executive directors: How useful have they really been?

10 May 2017

Little is known about the contribution of non-executives in Whitehall departments since their role was expanded in 2010. A new study aims to find out how they work

GDS seeks more developers to boost GOV.UK Verify scheme

10 May 2017

Advert for team of six with a £600,000 budget comes as former privacy adviser calls for a total review and reset of the government’s identity assurance services

Environment researchers gagged during general election

23 May 2017

Over-zealous application of 'purdah' rules are having worrying consequences for environmental discussions, argues Bob Ward of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment...

Former civil service chief Lord Kerslake: ‘Pretty much every department is at risk’ of cyber attack

17 May 2017

Government should look ‘very seriously’ at investing more in both cyber security and training, as investigation - and finger-pointing - over WannaCry continue

NHS cyber attack a 'wake-up call' for government

16 May 2017

Governments must start taking cyber security as seriously as physical military security, according to Microsoft’s president, in the wake of the attack which affected the NHS on Friday.