Civil Service World brought together a panel of data experts from across the civil service to look at ways of increasing public safety through the better use of data. Mark Rowe reports
‘A demonstration of the aesthetics of public policy’: Sir Peter Housden on how the Scottish Government introduced a minimum price for alcohol
A court ruling this month means a Scottish Government plan to introduce a minimum price for...
Economic Affairs Committee warns that Scotland Bill is progressing with “undue haste''
Police and Crime Commissioners write to ministers over new funding formula – but Home Office says changes will improve "complex, opaque and out of date" system
Special report: Extensive cross-government survey finds broad range of views on the FOI act – with calls for more central support in dealing with requests and just over 50% of officials in favour of introducing charges
Senior Tory backbencher joins former Treasury solicitor Sir Paul Jenkins in questioning removal of reference to international law
Analysis: What does the tax credits defeat in the House of Lords mean for the government's legislative programme – and are civil servants ready for the fallout?
Labour asks the NAO to look into Just Solutions International
Cabinet Office says amended ministerial code continues to account for international conduct – but Sir Paul Jenkins warns of "contempt for the rule of international law"
Institute for Government finds it is "much harder than it should be" to establish evidence base for public policymaking – and launches new tool to help officials
Public Accounts Committee chair Meg Hillier questions MoJ's "management of taxpayers’ money" – but MoJ points to savings made from the closure
Home secretary says it is right that cabinet ministers are "not making comments" on Heathrow's third runway until final government decision
Select committees roundup: MPs cast their verdicts on English Votes for English Laws and "pension freedom" plans
EVEL plans should be "piloted on statutory instruments"; pension freedoms could be putting savers at risk – the latest from the House of Commons select committees
Justice secretary Michael Gove tells MPs that Just Solutions International – the commercial arm of the National Offender Management Service – will abandon deal to advise Saudi Arabia on running of prisons