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2018 Civil Service Award winners announced in ceremony that paid tribute to Sir Jeremy Heywood

9 November 2018

Department for Transport, Ministry of Justice, Cabinet Office and Department for Work and Pensions teams among those honoured at ceremony

CSW leading light: DWP head of internal communications Stephi Brett-Lee

24 October 2018

Stephi Brett-Lee is head of internal communications at the Department for Work and Pensions and the youngest deputy director in the department. In the first of a new series profiling up-and-coming...

Government bans use of phrase ‘fake news’

23 October 2018

DCMS response to select committee report reveals move to tackle online manipulation by creating agreed definitions of ‘misinformation’ and ‘disinformation’ 


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Knowledge is power: how does government know what it owns – and how does it affect policy?

24 December 2018

Colin Talbot looks at how the government takes stock of what it owns – and how knowledge assets are changing what counts as capital

IfG calls for transparency after Manzoni hints at secret single departmental plans

21 December 2018

Greater clarity over how spending plans relate to departmental objectives would demonstrate government’s commitment to openness, says think-tank

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IT

GDS puts data and standards among priorities for Verify handover period

4 January 2019

Digital agency lays out plans for working with private companies and other departments over the next 18 months

Law

Unions back Scottish Government complaints procedure after Salmond verdict

11 January 2019

Unions urge members to continue to bring forward complaints and “expect that the Scottish Government will handle their complaint properly”.

Treasury solicitor Jonathan Jones made honorary QC

11 January 2019

Government Legal Department perm sec is one of just six lawyers recognised for non-court work

Carillion one year on: how has the government changed outsourcing?

15 January 2019

Twelve months on from the collapse of one of the government’s biggest contractors, Richard Johnstone looks at how the Cabinet Office has responded and reformed its approach to outsourcing

Grayling defends DfT's 'accelerated competitive process' for Brexit no-deal ferry contracts

8 January 2019

The transport secretary defended the department's decision to award a £13.8m contract to a company that owns no ferries.

HMRC expects to be ‘very close’ to 90% target for staff moves to new hub offices

3 January 2019

Update on tax and benefit authority’s transformation plan says it is learning the lessons from the early stages of its moves to regional centres

Former cab sec O’Donnell moots Whitehall clusters to tackle ‘bonkers’ staff moves

18 January 2019

IfG session also hears from Lord Robin Butler that internal competition has made managers “impotent” in planning their workforce.

Cabinet Office and MHCLG top staff turnover league table

15 January 2019

IfG finds staff move on more rapidly in the UK than in other civil services and puts cost of churn at £74m a year

GDS puts data and standards among priorities for Verify handover period

4 January 2019

Digital agency lays out plans for working with private companies and other departments over the next 18 months

Knowledge is power: how does government know what it owns – and how does it affect policy?

24 December 2018

Colin Talbot looks at how the government takes stock of what it owns – and how knowledge assets are changing what counts as capital

Facts and figures: meet government's chief scientific advisers

10 December 2018

Chief scientific advisers provide vital expertise to help departments make informed policy decisions – not least during national emergencies. But to be effective, they must also be experts in the...