Professions

Sedwill salutes 'dignified and selfless' Darroch in morale-boosting memo

11 July 2019

Respect in civil service is ‘earned and deserved’, cabinet secretary tells officials after ambassador’s resignation

Big names unite to defend civil service impartiality

11 July 2019

Sir David Normington tells event that attacks on officials could be "passing phase" or "existential threat"

Darroch email leak investigation will be 'large-scale, government-wide inquiry'

9 July 2019

Foreign Office permanent secretary says probe will be government-wide as emails had a "very wide" readership in Whitehall

Spending Review 2019? The cost of postponement, the opportunity of delay

17 July 2019

A combination of Brexit and the Conservative leadership campaign has all but officially postponed the 2019 Spending Review. Beckie Smith and Richard Johnstone look at what impact the delay will...

HR

IT

Law

Home Office report into Windrush scandal condemns 'hostile environment' immigration policy

28 June 2019

Report commissioned by the department says civil servants were ‘rightly appalled by what happened’ but this was ‘often juxtaposed with a self-justification’

DfT perm sec warned of ‘high likelihood’ of Brexit ferry payout before contract award

9 May 2019

NAO report also reveals the department considered it was unlikely to be able defend any action against it for breaching procurement rules

Home Office scraps six-month target for asylum decisions

8 May 2019

Department confirms the move, which it says will allow it to prioritise most vulnerable cases

Politicians, not civil servants, to blame for Brexit deadlock says PACAC chair

15 July 2019

Bernard Jenkin highlights the way Margaret Thatcher worked with the civil service to implement major policy changes as example for incoming PM

DWP told to probe benefits system support for terminally ill

11 July 2019

Secretary of state Amber Rudd pledges “fresh and honest” examination with medical and charity input

Contract management: Gareth Rhys Williams reports on six months of training Whitehall’s goalkeepers

27 June 2019

Government chief commercial officer Gareth Rhys Williams has set out ambitious plans to improve contract management across government. He tells CSW what has been achieved in the first six months...