Transparency & Open Data
Perm sec Jonathan Slater has instructed his head statistician to work with DfE's comms and policy teams to ensure its stats “meet the highest standards of trustworthiness, quality and value”
Education secretary Damian Hinds has been rapped by the government's statistics watchdog over a string of claims about school funding and performance.
Teachers’ groups say the DfE's claim the UK is among the world's top spenders on education disguises funding cuts
The Department for Education comfortably exceeded the target, but the Ministry of Justice among those below target
Report also found increasing concern that public bodies are not well aligned with the work of their sponsoring department
Appointments watchdog imposes bespoke Brexit ban on his activities at consultancy
Hillier also said project delivery skills should be valued more highly within civil service job structures
Think-tank flags gaps in government transparency ahead of National Data Strategy
Norman Lamb has asked the information commissioner to respond to his committee's call for people to be given a legal way to challenge the outcome of decisions made using algorithms
Government won't commit to publishing a list of how and where departments use algorithms and to appoint a “ministerial champion” to oversee their use.
The Department for Exiting the EU released a raft of technical notices on preparing for a no-deal Brexit. We look at what they reveal
Think tank calls on DDaT head to publish a transformation implementation plan and sit on the Civil Service Board