NAO report also reveals the department considered it was unlikely to be able defend any action against it for breaching procurement rules
Department confirms the move, which it says will allow it to prioritise most vulnerable cases
Calls to advice lines for child support and probate services "do not generate revenue", minister says
As a director general at the Government Legal Department, Susanna McGibbon oversees legal services to a range of departments across Whitehall. She talks to Beckie Smith about her love of inquiries, government legal work in the public eye and life beyond Brexit
MPs say department has overseen seriously unacceptable practice in almost every area of the deportation system
Union dubs move a "first step in the right direction to fairness and equality" .
Unions urge members to continue to bring forward complaints and “expect that the Scottish Government will handle their complaint properly”.
Government Legal Department perm sec is one of just six lawyers recognised for non-court work
Bill to give public servants clarity in power vacuum passes third reading
Apology comes after Windrush review calls for evidence including from Home Office staff of all grades
Northern Ireland's attorney general John Larkin is seeking “authoritative guidance” on decisions that can be taken by officials in absence of ministers
Government failed to consult with unions over pay because they "didn’t trust them not to leak 1% to 1.5% pay range"