Professions

MPs dub Brexit customs planning ‘borderline reckless’

8 December 2017

 Public Accounts Committee criticises departments' “business as usual” assumption for 2019 and berates pace of pan-Whitehall Border Planning Group 

DfE warned regulation of universities ‘raises spectre of mis-selling’

8 December 2017

NAO report calls on the government to ensure regulatory reforms can improve student perceptions of value for money

HR

IT

MoJ pays £45m to retain Atos as department finishes IT disaggregation work

1 December 2017

Department claims that giving French firm a contract extension – without competitive process – is ‘only viable route’ to completing decoupling process

Think tanks call for Whitehall investment in blockchain

29 November 2017

Two reports – from Reform and Lord Holmes – flag up the transformational potential of the distributed ledger technology

Law

Benchmarking drive set to standardise Whitehall project development

6 December 2017

Infrastructure and Projects Authority says new team will be created to ensure costs and schedules of major schemes are achievable

Transformation and collaboration in action: reflections on Public Bodies Week

1 December 2017

Susanna Smith from the Public Chairs’ Forum and Association of Chief Executives highlights the key themes – from relocations to Brexit – being discussed at Cabinet Office’s Public Bodies Week

Opinion: Good infrastructure plans balance politics with evidence

11 December 2017

You can’t take the politics out of big projects, but strengthening the National Infrastructure Commission and building the evidence base will lead to wiser decisions

Concessions, cash and an Ulster ‘triple lock’: IfG boils down Brexit phase one deal

8 December 2017

Think-tank analysis identifies concessions on residency rights, a £39bn bill on the ‘never-never’, and hand-tying assurances on Northern Ireland in draft agreement

MPs dub Brexit customs planning ‘borderline reckless’

8 December 2017

 Public Accounts Committee criticises departments' “business as usual” assumption for 2019 and berates pace of pan-Whitehall Border Planning Group 

SCS pay remit hints at ‘fundamental’ reform – but only confirms funding for 1% increase

7 December 2017

Letter from Cabinet Office minister Damian Green says government will consider a cap-busting increase “in return for improvements to public sector productivity”

Dave Penman: Civil service could win 'worst pay in the public sector' award

7 December 2017

The system for civil service pay has turned into both a farce and a disaster. The government must lift the 1% cap and take action to address the gap with the private sector

Opinion: Good infrastructure plans balance politics with evidence

11 December 2017

You can’t take the politics out of big projects, but strengthening the National Infrastructure Commission and building the evidence base will lead to wiser decisions

Northern Ireland Civil Service blasted after auditors discover 6,000 empty desks

4 December 2017

NI Audit Office says government is not delivering value for money on its ageing and inefficient office estate

MoJ pays £45m to retain Atos as department finishes IT disaggregation work

1 December 2017

Department claims that giving French firm a contract extension – without competitive process – is ‘only viable route’ to completing decoupling process