Talks have been ongoing for a month as part of efforts to find a way to pass withdrawal agreement reached with European Union
Figures show that spending on outside firms has risen to £1.5bn in 2017-18, up from a low of £346m in 2011-12
Plan to move forward with withdrawal bill comes as prime minster continues talks with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn over possible compromise
After 10 years scrutinising government accounts and trying to stop departments from squandering taxpayers’ cash, the comptroller and auditor general Sir Amyas Morse is standing down from the National Audit Office. Jess Bowie meets him.
Patrick Vallance says new Whitehall role is ‘like being 13 again and being interested in science’
NAO report also reveals the department considered it was unlikely to be able defend any action against it for breaching procurement rules
FDA’s Dave Penman says public trust in Whitehall is undermined when attacks go unchallenged
Move comes as government at winds down emergency no-deal Brexit planning
The prime minister’s warm words are well intentioned but ring hollow when civil servants are under attack and pay restraint remains
Nigel Farage’s new party unveils former Office for National Statistics trade specialist as European Parliament hopeful
Single-department settlements if the Spending Review is delayed would "pre-empt what should be a proper balancing discussion", chancellor insists
Leaked document warns "government does not have the strongest track record on delivery of large tech projects"