Professions

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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HMRC commended for consultation on digital tax reform

12 November 2018

Peers urge chancellor Philip Hammond to drop plans to extend the window in which HMRC can investigate taxpayers’ affairs if they had some tax dealings outside the UK

Home Office ‘must boost understanding of police funding ahead of Spending Review’

7 November 2018

Public Accounts Committee chides department for not going ahead with police funding formula review despite agreeing re-examination was needed

HMRC showing cracks under Brexit pressure, MPs warn

2 November 2018

Public Accounts Committee points to rising fraud and error projections amid ‘daunting workload’

HR

IT

Cabinet Office relaunches recruitment for government security chief after first bid fails

5 November 2018

Cabinet Office admits its initial bid to fill “probably the biggest and most important security job in the UK today” was "unsuccessful"

Include digital transformation in SDPs to let departments manage reform, says IfG

29 October 2018

Treasury guidance encourages departments to offer “unreasonable certainty in timelines, costs and benefits”, IfG report finds

Law

Carillion collapse: Cabinet Office wants better understanding of outsourcer finances

6 November 2018

Response to select committee provides an update on how government is responding to liquidation of major outsourcer

DWP confirms changes to Universal Credit after SSAC 'hardship' warning

6 November 2018

DWP extends legacy payouts after watchdog's warning that claimants transferring onto Universal Credit would face financial hardship

Civil servants let down Amber Rudd over immigration targets, ex-perm sec finds

2 November 2018

Review by Sir Alex Allan criticised Hugh Ind for “less than satisfactory performance” before immigration DG was moved out of Home Office

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

Home Office urged to end ‘disturbing pattern’ of bad briefing

9 November 2018

Institute for Government says department has to put officials’ accountability at the heart of new review

Government must reveal who will enforce Brexit agreements, says IfG

8 November 2018

Any move to add regulatory functions onto the work of departments would require assurances over the independence of oversight, says think tank

DWP warned Universal Credit 'fails to sufficiently incentivise work'

13 November 2018

The reform "continues to incentivise single parents... to reduce working hours", according to the Resolution Foundation think tank

HMRC commended for consultation on digital tax reform

12 November 2018

Peers urge chancellor Philip Hammond to drop plans to extend the window in which HMRC can investigate taxpayers’ affairs if they had some tax dealings outside the UK

Government to ‘think creatively’ on cyber security skills – but won’t commit to extra civil service training

13 November 2018

The government said it would "think creatively about current and future challenges relating to cyber skills" in response to a joint select committee report.

Home Office seeks support for technology overhaul

6 November 2018

Department is looking for a range of external suppliers to support work on its Technology Platforms for Tomorrow rollout

Include digital transformation in SDPs to let departments manage reform, says IfG

29 October 2018

Treasury guidance encourages departments to offer “unreasonable certainty in timelines, costs and benefits”, IfG report finds