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Energy secretary Amber Rudd leads tributes as former chief scientific advisor loses battle with stomach cancer
New digital hire will head up plan to help departments share common digital platforms and oversee budget "in excess" of £15m a year
Social enterprise takes over reins of public sector development programme as government ends centrally-funded support
MPs give qualified backing to Peter Riddell as new watchdog overseeing top public sector appointment – but say they will keep an eye on danger of "politicisation" in the wake of planned shake-up of the role
Union analysis of Cabinet Office data on more than 280,000 officials highlights "statistically significant" differences in how different groups are treated
Alliance for Useful Evidence project says incentives will be needed to ensure policy takes account of evidence
Home Affairs Committee chair Keith Vaz repeatedly questions Robbins on Border Force funding
Plans to change the way key public sector jobs are filled have drawn criticism from the former public appointments watchdog Sir David Normington, who is concerned they hand too much power to ministers. So what are the key concerns and how has the government responded?
International Development permanent secretary Mark Lowcock tells CSW that asking other departments to take on aid commitments won't undermine DfID's mission — and says some of his staff have been poached for their expertise
Malcolm McKibbin tells staff 17-month embargo on new hires is over, after around 3,000 staff quit service via Voluntary Exit Scheme
PHSO says Dr Bill Kirkup will lead investigations into most serious and complex cases brought before the public services watchdog
Bishop to lead body which regulates civil service appointments
Second perm sec to announce he is leaving the civil service after vying for top Treasury job
Bernard Jenkin says his Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee needs more time to scrutinise the government's choice for public appointments watchdog – and the government has yet to name its preferred candidate for the civil service equivalent
Decade-long IT contract – underpinning £500bn in tax revenue – to come to an early end
DfID’s Angela Balakrishnan tells Max Goldbart how cross-government working and innovative content helped to keep the public informed at the height of the Ebola outbreak
Government Outcomes Lab being set up in partnership with Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government in a bid to assess the impact of outcome-based commissioning schemes
Largest civil service union to ballot members on closure of Department for Business, Innovation and Skills St Paul's Place site – as permanent secretary Martin Donnelly tells MPs the decision will "make policy work more cost-effectively"
Government's preferred candidate to succeed Sir David Normington as Commissioner for Public Appointments says revamped process for filling top public jobs will not result in ministers "just being able to get who they want"
International Development Committee gives broad backing to UK's new aid strategy – but warns DfID not to lose sight of poverty focus as other departments take on responsibility for spending development assistance funds