National Audit Office finds “no evidence" chief social worker influenced decision to award contracts to consultancy she used to hold shares in — but raises concern over the way the department sought to manage conflicts of interest
Public Accounts Committee urges Cabinet Office to boost departments’ oversight of quangos – and share accountability good practice more widely
As the civil service tries to put meat on the bones of its social mobility strategy, Matt Foster meets the people trying to make the organisation more welcoming to staff from working class backgrounds – and shake off Whitehall’s “white, male and Oxbridge” image for good
KPMG's Chloe Burton offers her thoughts on how the introduction of a Prisoner Performance Manager could help reduce reoffending by incentivising good behaviour through support provisions that go beyond the prison walls.
HMRC chief Jon Thompson (pictured) says reorganising four existing lines of business into a more simplified structure will ensure that HMRC is "fit for the future" – as union says there is "nervousness" among some staff over timing of the changes
It’s the biggest project on the government’s infrastructure shopping list, but KPMG's Sue Kershaw reckons HS2 will rely on people management as much as pile-drivers.
Martin Donnelly (pictured) will lead the new Department for International Trade for a transitional period, while former DECC perm sec Alex Chisholm takes on the expanded business department
Digital technology offers the public sector unprecedented opportunities to shape services for citizens, writes KPMG’s Adrian Clamp
Downing Street moves to dampen speculation that Theresa May is considering a rethink on George Osborne's drive to give away powers in exchange for elected mayors
Daniel Thornton of the respected IfG think tank predicts greater role in business transformation work for government departments
UK's new prime minister is said to be considering lifting the requirement for local authorities to have elected mayors to get devolution deals
KPMG looks into the enormous benefits of automated cars and how they will radically change travel