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Perm sec Peter Schofield asked sought approval for spending that might breach Treasury guidance on "regularity and propriety grounds"
Economic support packages designed "as we have gone along", Sir Tom Scholar tells MPs
OECD predicts UK unemployment rate could rise as high as 14.8% post pandemic
"Not possible" to determine business-support schemes demonstrate value for money
Number of personal tax accounts surpasses 20 million
Cabinet Office sets up “commercial clearing hub” where departments can bid for consultants
Details emerge as SAGE member says government was too slow to enter lockdown
Treasury names Richard Hughes as preferred candidate to head independent fiscal watchdog
"The costs of government’s response are large and uncertain," public spending watchdog says
Tax agency begins search for long-term replacement for Jacky Wright
Leaked document says measures needed to "enhance credibility and boost investor confidence"
Minister-led groups to tackle changes faced by aviation industry, shops, pubs and other sectors affected by coronavirus
Cutting public spending "not part of our approach" after the pandemic, PM says
Treasury and HMRC urged to build evidence base for change as support for better-funded public services is expected to grow
Low Incomes Tax Reform Group applauds round-the-clock efforts of ‘invisible cohort’ of departmental staff
Resolution Foundation calls on ministers to extend eligibility and encourage new claims as demand for support spikes
Creators of the new supplier search tool urge government to use open contracting data to protect hospital and care facility supply chains as the coronavirus crisis continues
National Audit Office questions financial planning for keeping top institutions in good repair
Chancellor hints at changes to the way the self-employed are taxed once crisis is over to ensure “all pay in equally in future”
MPs told previous verbal and numeric testing regime was slashing candidate pool by half
IFS says a job-matching scheme could provide staffing boost in priority areas like the NHS and supermarkets