Committee on Standards in Public Life investigation will examine the case for beefed-up rules on extra work, and the potential for conflicts of interest
National Audit Office says department’s attempts to address delays have compressed its Carrier Strike delivery schedule and “added risk with limited contingency”
DCLG confirms it is also ditching the use of the phrase "turned around" to describe families who have been subject to interventions under the programme
Watchdog’s anger follows government response to committee’s Grimstone Review findings
Civil service chief John Manzoni says good relationships between departments and their agencies are built on "trust, clarity of accountability" and a "shared understanding of purpose and outcomes"
Regulatory Policy Committee says it is "disappointed" that departments appear to be diverting resources away from providing rigorous assessment of their decisions
From pensions to student loans, actuaries play a vital role in analysis risk right across government. Here, the government actuary explains his work
MPs quiz three departmental chiefs on the role of special advisers – and the impact of briefings against civil servants
Special report: How the new Government Property Agency is aiming to revolutionise the civil service estate
Later this year, ownership of much of the government estate will be passed to a new Government Property Agency – with departments charged market-level rent for their offices in a bid to drive down costs. Mark Leftly listens in as the GPA's top team explains why the new approach to the government's estate is about more than just saving money
DfID's first Conservative secretary of state warns of "unprecedented attack from elements of the media" on the department's work to help the world's poorest
HMRC confirms it will look again at tax credits withdrawn by the US contractor
“Straightforward” Whitehall savings achieved, says Cabinet Office, as it claims £3bn in efficiencies
Fresh data flags more modest year-on-year savings, as Cabinet Office acknowledges that larger efficiencies "will only be achieved by total service transformation"