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Kate Gross, No. 10 private secretary to two prime ministers, was driven by a desire to make people’s lives better, writes Oliver Robbins
After the loss of two chairpeople over concerns about conflicts of interest, Theresa May confirms new appointee will be announced shortly
Public trust in civil servants is at an all-time high, says new survey
Sir Peter Housden is set to leave his role as permanent secretary to Scotland government
MI5 makes charity’s list of top employers for lesbian, gay and bisexual people
Former cabinet secretary Gus O’Donnell has warned his successor Jeremy Heywood to be ready for any number of scenarios after May 2015
Cabinet Office minister denies accusation of disillusionment in civil service
Group of former perm secs and other top civil servants produce wish list to tackle churn
Appointments, job changes and exits among senior civil servants and key figures in the wider public sector
The number of special advisers in government has increased from 93 to 103, according to the Cabinet Office
Officials’ guidance for inclusive Christmas e-cards gets a frosty reception
Chancellor George Osborne has re-appointed two external members of the Bank of England’s finance committee
The Civil Service must embrace failure as part of the innovation process if it is to succeed, minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude has said
“Marmitey” Civil Service Learning programme is not a finished product, say officials
Turnover in private office and policy jobs is robbing ministers of expert support, special advisers told the IfG. Sarah Aston reports
Greg Mulholland announced on social media that he was voting no to the ACOBA chair appointment yesterday.
Staff shortages in the UK Border Force (UKBF) are putting increasing pressure on staff and causing concern that they’re no longer able to effectively protect the UK borders, a survey revealed on the 4 December.
Further cuts and reforms in Whitehall could save an extra £10bn by 2017/18, George Osborne announced in his Autumn Statement earlier today. But where are the cuts coming from?
The government will continue to restrain public sector pay in the next Parliament, George Osborne announced in his Autumn Statement today.
Chief executive of the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) Ian Moncrieff CBE (pictured here receiving his CBE) will retire on 31 January 2015 after eight years, it was announced yesterday.
Government and police officials must ensure all civil servants and police officers are aware of female genital mutilation (FGM) and how to tackle it, said parliamentary under secretary of state for communities and local government Stephen Williams (pictured), last week.
Dr Grainne McKeever and Seyi Obakin both take up their appointment to the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC), today.
Government must do more to support part time working in senior Civil Service roles, said the minister for employment relations and consumer affairs yesterday.
New chief executive of the civil service John Manzoni named “clarity, accountability and delegation” as “opportunities for improvement” in public sector management.