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
Trade department perm sec tells CSW that work to fuse regional trade plans with UK economic sectors is nearing completion
Patrick Vallance says new Whitehall role is ‘like being 13 again and being interested in science’
Deadline is achievable but requires a concerted push, including government backing for carbon capture and storage technologies, committee says
The Office for Product Safety & Standards is one of a number of government bodies springing up to help prepare the UK for life outside the EU. Beckie Smith meets its chief executive Graham Russell
Unions say staff behind “world’s best civil service” should get the reward they deserve
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"
Business department also aims to save £10m a year from research councils merger
Academic dismissed as housing adviser after making remarks about "Soros empire"
Chancellor says it would be "odd" to expect all departments to see funding rise, despite his claim that austerity is ending