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MPs join calls to boost cabinet secretary’s powers in wake of Chilcot Inquiry

16 March 2017

PACAC slams the “absence of safeguards” to ensure prime ministers do not bypass proper cabinet procedures,  and urges government to publish the lessons it has learned from Chilcot Inquiry

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Government urged to move departments out of Whitehall ‘to provide Brexit boost’

16 March 2017

A “radical” drive to move departments out of London would help regions adapt following Brexit, say consultants

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Cabinet Office group to map government transformation projects

15 March 2017

The government is developing a dynamic mapping tool to help civil servants access information on transformation programmes, in a bid to cut out wasted effort and make sure projects are properly resourced

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Civil service remains at smallest size on record

15 March 2017

Staff numbers at lowest level since 1999, but unchanged for last nine months

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Civil service pay to hit 15-year real-terms low

15 March 2017

Real terms pay levels to be £1,700 below 2009/10 peak set before Osborne freeze

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EU ambassador Sir Tim Barrow builds Brexit team with senior hires from BEIS and Number 10

14 March 2017

Simon Case and Katrina Williams join the UK Permanent Representation to the European Union, as government prepares to issue Article 50 notification

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Beef up select committees to prevent "disruptive" Whitehall rejigs – IfG

14 March 2017

Institute for Government report highlights “persistent weaknesses” that cause costly policy churn, prescribing a stronger role for MPs and the centre of government to stop unnecessary changes and secure institutional memory

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GDS chief Kevin Cunnington sets out future of Whitehall's tech spend controls

14 March 2017

Government Digital Service director general tells CSW's sister title Public Technology that his team is "moving away from the one-size-fits-all model" brought in under Francis Maude

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Public sector 1% pay cap "has not hit civil service recruitment quality"

13 March 2017

Review warns that continuing restraint will reduce public sector wage differential to lowest level in 20 years.

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Nicola Sturgeon launches formal bid for second Scottish independence vote

13 March 2017

Scottish first minister uses hastily-arranged press conference to say she will ask Theresa May for second referendum by spring 2019