Transparency & Open Data
Latest figures show 2.8% year-on-year increase to September
Review follows the revelation that senior officials failed to take notes in important meetings because of concerns about media scrutiny
Lines of accountability 'failed or simply did not exist' report finds
Union says Highways England chief received 9.7% rise last year
A telephone helpline set up by the Home Office to deal with cases has so far received 25 calls about inappropriate demands for DNA evidence.
Public Accounts Committee urges government to up its game for future deals
Chief exec of UK Statistics Authority will retire from role in June 2019
MPs told department will bring forward the publication schedule for public-sector-wide data snapshot at the same time as introducing new IT system
Response to select committee provides an update on how government is responding to liquidation of major outsourcer
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