Professions

BEIS staff to receive training after stats breach

21 May 2019

Comms staff to receive more training after a media officer circulated figures from public opinion tracker to colleagues

DWP challenged on proposed Universal Credit PR campaign

17 May 2019

Work and Pensions Select Committee demands answers on leaked intranet report outlining national strategy

Departments reject record number of Freedom of Information requests

2 May 2019

Cabinet Office figures show that four departments received over half of all FOI requests

SCS pay: unions slam ‘smoke and mirrors’ Cabinet Office plan

17 May 2019

FDA and Prospect say that focus on two government professions would not address systematic failures of the pay framework for senior civil servants

DWP challenged on proposed Universal Credit PR campaign

17 May 2019

Work and Pensions Select Committee demands answers on leaked intranet report outlining national strategy

HR

Latest civil service & public affairs moves — May 20

20 May 2019

New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues at Dods People

SCS pay: unions slam ‘smoke and mirrors’ Cabinet Office plan

17 May 2019

FDA and Prospect say that focus on two government professions would not address systematic failures of the pay framework for senior civil servants

IT

Which government department suffers the most data breaches?

20 May 2019

Since 2008 departments have been required to report data breaches every year. In this exclusive research, SA Mathieson digs through the numbers to uncover government's biggest security challenges...

Law

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

MoJ defends 55p-per-minute call charge for court helplines

3 April 2019

Calls to advice lines for child support and probate services "do not generate revenue", minister says

Government accused of outsourcing the civil service in Brexit 'gold rush' for consultants

16 May 2019

Figures show that spending on outside firms has risen to £1.5bn in 2017-18, up from a low of £346m in 2011-12

HMRC estates director to lead Government Property Agency

16 April 2019

Steven Boyd, who oversaw phase of government's Hubs Programme, will take over in June

G4S loses Birmingham prison contract as MoJ retains control

2 April 2019

Prisons minister says state "better placed" to retain control of HMP Birmingham after stepping in last year

Which government department suffers the most data breaches?

20 May 2019

Since 2008 departments have been required to report data breaches every year. In this exclusive research, SA Mathieson digs through the numbers to uncover government's biggest security challenges...

SCS pay: unions slam ‘smoke and mirrors’ Cabinet Office plan

17 May 2019

FDA and Prospect say that focus on two government professions would not address systematic failures of the pay framework for senior civil servants