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Public Accounts Committee criticises HMRC over customer service, compliance and tackling aggressive tax planning – while HMRC says MPs have "overlooked" its achievements
Report by the National Audit Office spending watchdog finds that charity received £46m of public funding over 15 years
Official who raised value for money concerns over further funding for the charity to face questions from the Public Accounts Committee
Business secretary tells MPs that axing Department for Business, Innovation and Skills would be a "step backwards". But he asks: "Do we need 80 locations?"
Institute for Fiscal Studies gives its assessment ahead of the Spending Review – and warns easier efficiency savings have already been "identified and delivered"
Management consultants looking at "operating costs across the department and partner organisations", says business secretary, but none "working directly" on its response to the Spending Review
Robert Chote – reappointed as chair of the Office for Budget Responsibility watchdog – says he is "relaxed" about Treasury suggesting changes to its independent forecasts
Select committee to question OBR's Robert Chote after e-mails show Treasury seeks changes to wording of draft forecast
Lin Homer tells MPs on the Public Accounts Committee that HMRC's "most basic" jobs will continue to be cut as department reduces number of sites across UK
Chief operating officer at Standard Chartered Bank to succeed David Godfrey as new chief executive of UK Export Finance
Exclusive: Tax authority says it will aim to "avoid the need for compulsory redundancies" when 90-day process opens next week
Unionised civil servants to lose right to automatic payroll deduction of fees - known as “check-off” - under plans set out by Cabinet Office minister Matt Hancock
Charity has reportedly told the government it will close in spite of latest £3m Cabinet Office grant
Civil service chief executive talks up Single Departmental Plans, saying they will offer "single, clear roadmap" for managing resources ahead of the Spending Review
Treasury says spending review - set for November 25 - will be a chance to "review the role of government"
Push for £20bn of departmental cuts begins today - with spending review conclusions to be set out on November 25
BIS and DfE urged to take "strategic" action over struggling colleges, while separate report confirms that the Skills Funding Agency's accounts have been qualified
Department for Work and Pensions accounts qualified again as NAO says fraud and error in the benefits system "remains unacceptably high"
Waheed Nazir – director of planning and regeneration and chief planning officer at Birmingham City Council – gives an outside perspective of the civil service, and says Whitehall is improving the way it works with local partners
Cabinet secretary stresses that spending review will allow departments to make "considered decisions" on "size and shape of their workforces"
Former head of the government finance profession handed CIPFA medal for "outstanding" public service
Union calls on Scots finance minister John Swinney to reject Chancellor's one per cent public sector payrise cap north of the border
Chancellor uses first Conservative-only Budget to announce four more years of public sector pay restraint
Welfare cuts plan will reportedly be spread out over three years