Professions

Alex Aiken reflects on the Government Communication Service’s cross-government milestones

1 January 2020

As 2020 approaches, senior figures from across government reflect on their highlights and challenges of 2019, look ahead to the next 12 months and share their favourite festive memories

DHSC ‘needlessly’ paid £42m to end Carillion hospital PFI contract

17 January 2020

Watchdog says keenness to proceed with Liverpool project led to deal being struck before construction failings were known

Treasury planning pension changes to end tax trap that cost top officials £6m

16 January 2020

Overhaul would mean tax taper would "rightly affect high earners such as bankers", not doctors, air traffic controllers and fire officials, union says

BEIS ‘cannot know’ whether its business-support schemes are good value

16 January 2020

National Audit Office flags lack of measurable objectives and impact evaluation in department’s £2.4bn-a-year portfolio of help

HR

HMRC seeks £140,000 Brexit chief

20 January 2020

DG will oversee input to trade negotiations, job ad says as chancellor promises "no alignment" with EU post-Brexit

The year ahead: Will EMOs capture the mood of ministers?

17 January 2020

In our January issue, CSW asks experts to give their thoughts on the new government’s policy priorities. In this entry, the Institute for Government director of research’s Emma Norris considers...

IT

Cabinet secretary ‘voiced security fears' over Rory Bremner’s impersonation of John Major

3 January 2020

Robin Butler suggested impressionist could trick chancellor into revealing budget details amid wave of spoof calls, former Channel 4 boss recalls

Cabinet Office offers assistance after honours data leak ‘disaster’

2 January 2020

More than 1,000 people, including civil service chief executive John Manzoni, top health experts, scientists and senior government advisers, have had their addresses made public

Law

CMA staff get average 4% pay increase through Cabinet Office pilot

17 January 2020

Agreement in line with ‘commitment to affording meaningful pay awards for staff, particularly colleagues at the lower end of the pay range’ says agency

Royal Statistical Society award to recognise organisations leading the way on trustworthy stats

16 January 2020

New award will recognise bodies that have adopted Office for Statistics Regulation’s trustworthiness, quality and value pledges outside official stats

The year ahead: time for the government to get serious on population health in 2020

17 January 2020

In our January issue, CSW asks experts to give their thoughts on the new government’s policy priorities. In this entry, Jon Rouse explores the impetus to expand public health initiatives in 2020...

Whitehall reform ‘below the salt territory’ for too many mandarins, says Francis Maude

19 November 2019

Former Cabinet Office minister reflects on forces that oppose change in an exclusive interview with The Civil Service World Podcast

Civil Service Awards 2019: full shortlist revealed

10 October 2019

Fifty-strong list of individuals and teams reveals those in the running for honours in the 14th annual Civil Service Awards

BEIS ‘cannot know’ whether its business-support schemes are good value

16 January 2020

National Audit Office flags lack of measurable objectives and impact evaluation in department’s £2.4bn-a-year portfolio of help