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Workplace adjustment guide launched as part of drive to build disability confidence

18 January 2017

Civil service disability champion Philip Rutnam says a new best practice guide will help drive up the standards of workplace adjustments across government

Philip Hammond

OBR: Public finances are “on an unsustainable path”

18 January 2017

Government's spending watchdog warns that increases in health spending and pressures of an ageing population mean more budget cuts or tax rises will be needed to balance public finances

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Existing Extended Ministerial Offices to be "dismantled", Cabinet Office confirms

17 January 2017

Minister Ben Gummer says his department is working with the Civil Service Commission to unwind coalition-era reforms – but questions remain over fate of staff already brought into government

Theresa May

Parliament will get vote on Brexit, says Theresa May

17 January 2017

"No deal for Britain is better than a bad deal for Britain," says prime minister in major Chatham House address

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HMRC not going back to private sector for tax credit checks after Concentrix row

17 January 2017

Comes after supplier Concentrix "consistently failed to achieve more than half of its performance targets" during first year of its tax credit checks contract

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Latest civil service & public affairs moves — January 16

16 January 2017

New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues at Dods People

BIS Sheffield

DfE seeks higher education experts in BIS Sheffield "u-turn”

16 January 2017

Recruitment drive looks to replace lost policy officers after former department’s relocation bid

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Treasury and HMRC urged to improve joint working in tax policy shake-up

16 January 2017

More pre-Budget consultation, the creation of a new Cabinet committee, and a tougher stance from Treasury perm secs feature on think tanks' wish list

Hilary Benn

Brexit committee urges government to publish Brexit plan by mid-February

16 January 2017

Parliament must be given a say on "hugely complex task", says the Exiting the European Union Committee

Treasury committee chair Andrew Tyrie

HMRC told to slow "over-ambitious" digital plans

16 January 2017

Treasury Committee, chaired by Andrew Tyrie (pictured), questions tax authority's plans to make businesses keep digital records and produce quarterly updates

Antonia Romeo

Labour: put Antonia Romeo on the Civil Service Board to boost female representation

13 January 2017

Labour calls for opening up of “narrow, closed circle” at the top of Whitehall by including new Department for International Trade chief