The fall of construction firm turned outsourcing giant Carillion comes at a time when criticism of private provision of public services is rising. Richard Johnstone looks at Whitehall’s response and takes soundings for the future
After a tumultuous first six months as director general of the Government Digital Service, Kevin Cunnington has finally got the long-awaited Transformation Strategy off his desk and is looking forward to an office move. Rebecca Hill meets him.
The Government Digital Service is recruiting for a new service manager for its identity assurance programme Verify as as part of the push to increase users of the service by more than 20 million
The government is developing a dynamic mapping tool to help civil servants access information on transformation programmes, in a bid to cut out wasted effort and make sure projects are properly resourced
Public Accounts Committee says accountability system for major electrification programme was too complex, and casts doubt on cost estimates even after £1.2bn increase
UK Government Investments – which leads on the management and privatisation of state assets – seeks new director
Proper management of outsourced services is the only way to avoid the contracting fiascos of recent years, argues the IfG's Tom Gash
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
HMRC confirms it will look again at tax credits withdrawn by the US contractor
Fresh data flags more modest year-on-year savings, as Cabinet Office acknowledges that larger efficiencies "will only be achieved by total service transformation"
Total running costs fell by over 7% in 2015-16, Cabinet Office says, as it readies launch of "New Property Model" to charge departments rent on their holdings
FDA and Prospect argue enhanced salaries but thin pension offer for staff in the new Government Commercial Organisation will deter civil service interest and fail to attract real private sector talent
Exclusive: Cabinet secretary says reform agenda remains "strongly supported by ministers" after several key Francis Maude-era initiatives are scrapped, but stresses focus on "embedding leadership at a departmental level"