Does it really matter who represents your department at stakeholder meetings – or whether you’ve done a secondment outside Whitehall? Yes, says insider-turned-outsider John Dowie, who moved to work for First Bus after a 27-year civil service career. Here, sharing his observations of government from the other side, he explains why
£22bn scheme has exposed the government to significant risk and has tied up significant public financial capacity says NAO
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”.
Former diplomat Kumar Iyer becomes department’s first BAME board member
MPs warn practice is undermining the nation’s international climate and development targets
Plan goes beyond Dame Judith Hackitt’s 2018 review recommendations following west London tragedy
Former Treasury second perm sec Sharon White to join retailer on far-from-undersold pay package
Department says Brexit-related workload will see 600 additional staff located at Stratford centre
Former BIS and DIT permanent secretary will be troubled aerospace giant's "senior representative" in Europe and the UK and Ireland"
Truss also hints at buildings sell-off to avoid having “land that could be used for housing sitting on the government balance sheet”
PM backs recommendation of Augar Review to bring back maintenance grants, which could cost £2bn
Commission chaired by former civil service head blasts government’s approach to economic development and calls for new £10bn-a-year fund