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How the Westminster terror attack unfolded

23 March 2017

Read an eyewitness account of the attack on Parliament from Kevin Schofield, the editor of CSW's sister site PoliticsHome

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IFS cites ‘significant winners and losers’ from schools funding formula reform

22 March 2017

Ministers have been urged to drive more cash into the education system as a leading think tank warned of “significant winners and losers” over reforms to the schools funding formula.

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Liz Truss to set out prison closure plan later this year

22 March 2017

Justice secretary confirms move as planning permission sought for four new jails

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PAC: recruitment problems still undermining defence estate plan

22 March 2017

MPs warn that contract with Capita-led consortium has "failed to transform" Defence Infrastructure Organisation, and continued uncertainty will exacerbate ongoing recruitment challenges at the body set up to manage £31bn defence estate 


Data on tablet purchases reveals DWP as Whitehall’s biggest spender

21 March 2017

Figures released to parliament confirm departments’ spending on paper is falling - but some still spend more than £2m a year


Career MI5 officer named as new director of GCHQ

21 March 2017

Cabinet secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood among those to welcome appointment to top security post

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Brexit minister rejects committee chair’s 'Sir Humphrey' criticism of officials

21 March 2017

David Jones tells MPs he “never had any doubt” about Whitehall’s willingness to implement EU exit decision​

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May announces Article 50 trigger as IfG warns there will be "little time for anything else"

20 March 2017

EU exit process will lead to increased pressure on departments to prioritise legislation says Institute for Government think tank

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Latest civil service & public affairs moves — March 20

20 March 2017

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