With the end of 2016 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top officials to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2017 – and shed some light on their festive favourites. Jonathan Jones, Treasury Solicitor and head of the Government Legal Service, takes part in our annual perm secs round-up...
With the end of 2016 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top officials to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2017 – and shed some light on their festive favourites. Alison Saunders, Director of Public Prosecutions, takes part in our annual perm secs round-up
Proceedings set to last for four days, with a ruling due in the new year
Making a success of Brexit does not mean UK should ditch its reputation as a "free, tolerant, outward facing society", says former Foreign Office permanent secretary
Institute for Government says ruling on Parliamentary approval for Article 50 trigger will “greatly impact” Theresa May’s plans to enact leave mechanism by March 2017
Comments come as government fights legal challenge arguing it it does not have the power to trigger Article 50 without the consent of parliament
The prime minister has promised a bill to repatriate EU law to the UK. But, writes George Peretz QC of Monckton Chambers, there is a serious risk that swathes of legislation, drafted in a hurry by overworked civil servants, will be waived through without proper parliamentary scrutiny
Independent advisers to the government say law on misconduct in public office is "unclear" and "ambiguous"
Defence of officials comes after pro-Brexit MP Steve Baker calls for a new law to make it easier to sack Europhile civil servants
Report on electoral fraud recommends giving Whitehall oversight for the performance management of councils' electoral services
Home Office permanent secretary Mark Sedwill is under pressure to take action and deliver better returns on the use of confiscation orders
Law firm Mishcon de Reya says it would be unlawful for a prime minister to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty without a full debate and vote in parliament.