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Former Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) permanent secretary Sir Simon Fraser, photographed for CSW by Jack Lawson

Brexit will take longer than two years, says former FCO perm sec

28 March 2017

The process to take Britain out of the European Union is likely to go beyond the 2019 deadline, according to former Foreign Office chief Simon Fraser.

Antonia Romeo

Antonia Romeo takes up post in trade department

27 March 2017

Romeo brings the number of women leading Whitehall departments to four, as analysis shows the government's varied progress on gender diversity

Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London

PAC launches new inquiry into civil service capability

27 March 2017

MPs highlight that workforce planning in Whitehall only gives “high-level view” of staffing requirements

The ONS Data Centre building

ONS opens new hub for UK data science

27 March 2017

Newport campus part of £17m investment in new technology and data sources

Sarah Wollaston

MPs berate Whitehall’s ‘missed opportunities’ to combat childhood obesity

27 March 2017

Health Select Committee calls for stronger measures to tax unhealthy food and drink, plus clearer warnings on future action

arrivals, moves, departures, jobs, HR

Latest civil service & public affairs moves — March 27

27 March 2017

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

Jean-Claude Juncker

Jean-Claude Juncker: Britain must stump up to leave the European Union

24 March 2017

Jean-Claude Juncker has warned Theresa May that Britian will have to pay a multi-billion pound bill when it quits the EU.

National Audit Office (NAO) Comptroller and Auditor General Sir Amyas Morse

National Audit Office sounds alarm over civil service workload

24 March 2017

Watchdog warns demands of service pressures, major projects and Brexit are outpacing Whitehall’s capacity to deliver at a time of staffing restrictions and spending restraint

MyCSP, Pensions, pensioners

Pensions triple-lock ‘should be scrapped by 2025’

23 March 2017

Cridland Review dubs guaranteed 2.5% annual rise unaffordable and calls for acceleration of retirement age to 68 sooner than scheduled