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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​

Theresa May

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

arrivals, moves, departures, jobs, HR

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

Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London

MPs seek pause on Houses of Parliament restoration ahead of new probe

17 March 2017

Treasury Select Committee says it would be “imprudent” for decisions on the multi-billion pound overhaul to be taken before inquiry is complete

Ministry of Defence (MoD) London

Report warns MoD’s aircraft carrier programme is ‘entering critical phase’

16 March 2017

National Audit Office says department’s attempts to address delays have compressed its Carrier Strike delivery schedule and “added risk with limited contingency”

GDS's new digital digs in Whitechapel - Photo credit: Derwent London

GDS to expand Verify team as pressure to increase user numbers mounts

16 March 2017

The Government Digital Service is recruiting for a new service manager for its identity assurance programme Verify as as part of the push to increase users of the service by more than 20 million