Former special adviser to universities minister David Willetts says moving higher education policy to the Department for Education creates an "extra layer of uncertainty" at a time when institutional memory is needed
Exclusive: Civil service workforce plan launches with promise to increase specialisation, improve training – and review the civil service "reward offer"
Institute for Government warns of "time, cost and distraction that would inevitably come from creating an entirely new organisation"
David Cameron to field final PMQs on Wednesday, before stepping down to make way for Theresa May
Leadsom says interests of the UK "best served by the immediate appointment of a strong and well-supported prime minister" and confirms she is standing aside
Not long ago, the team overseeing digital transformation in Whitehall was in need of some significant changes itself. Zara Farrar, leader of the Government Digital Service’s women’s group, tells Rebecca Hill how GDS reinvented its attitude to women
National Audit Office issues another qualification of department’s accounts and says fraud and error levels remain “unacceptably high”
Contracting firms’ share prices have been yo-yoing, but all the Conservative leadership contenders are on-side and some are positively bullish about expanding private sector involvement
Energy minister – who wants to trigger Article 50 sooner rather than later – knocks Michael Gove out of the race to be Tory leader
Tom Scholar rejects suggestion referendum preparations were weak and focused on securing a “Remain” result – but confirms existence of civil service-wide resource review
National Audit Office says landscape of quangos "remains confused and incoherent"
HM Treasury’s new permanent secretary Tom Scholar arrives in post via a somewhat different route to long-serving predecessor Sir Nick Macpherson. Colin Marrs takes a look at his career to date and speaks to those who've worked alongside him