Tweaks for 2019 include Public Value Framework sections but IfG warns openness project is still very much a work in progress
Meg Hillier also queries “surprising” lack of ministerial directions for some Brexit-related spending
Health department says it has done no impact assessment of how no-deal Brexit would affect disabled people
Migration Advisory Committee asked to look again at regional earnings thresholds and ‘high public value’ jobs with low pay
Laughter and tears as prime ministers, former colleagues and a pop star pay tribute to late cabinet secretary
Philip Rycroft has spent much of his career working on devolution – the biggest force for change in the UK’s government until the EU referendum. He led the Department for Exiting the European Union from 2017 to the end of March this year, helping government try to deliver the result of that referendum. Suzannah Brecknell caught up with him to find out more about why that’s been so hard, and what Brexit means for devolution.
National Audit Office calls for ‘systematic approach’ to assessing capability and effectiveness of ODA spending
Former director general for EU exit has been interim permanent secretary since April
Tech giant announced that next version of iOS will permit third-party access to near-field communications
Speaking at a think-tank event, Lord Macpherson also offered thoughts on the economy to incoming prime minister, while Treasury Select Committee chair said a full leadership contest is needed “so the maddest ideas perhaps don’t make it to asking for official civil service advice”.
The scale, constraints and pressure of Brexit have very few comparators – and the clock is ticking. Is it any wonder that the complexity of trying to deliver it is keeping civil servants up at night?
Former Cabinet Office minister flags “keep calm and carry on” spirit amid Brexit abnormality