DfE-owned LocatED will be “Britain’s biggest property start-up”, while the Education Funding Agency and the Skills Funding Agency will be merged
Public Accounts Committee says accountability system for major electrification programme was too complex, and casts doubt on cost estimates even after £1.2bn increase
New Institute for Government report highlights key frictions between political leaders and Whitehall, including poor drafting and a lack of understanding of parliament
GDS announces rollout of GOV.UK Notify, which aims to save departments money and and speed up services by offering people instant access to documents and information
Foreign Affairs Committee says UK should stick to its guns on Russia sanctions – but warns that decline in expertise at the FCO "must be reversed"
Three former heads of the civil service – Lords Kerslake, O'Donnell and Turnbull – among those calling for assurances that EU citizens can remain in Britain after Brexit
Wide-ranging plan includes announcement of new "Digital Government Partnership" to encourage innovation in Whitehall – as Labour's Louise Haigh blasts "recycled announcements and meagre commitments"
Public Chairs Forum, Association of Chief Executives and the Institute for Government will track progress on the Cabinet Office's bid to improve relationships between departments and ALBs
PCS union points out that staffing costs make up a big chunk of departmental spending, and called on Philip Hammond to ditch George Osborne's extra cuts
A new blind recruitment system being trialled in some parts of the civil service could be rolled out right across the organisation if its pilots prove successful, CSW has been told.
Budget 2017: Treasury urged to avert "disastrous" public service failures – as departments asked to model latest cuts
IfG and CIPFA data reveals growing pressure on key public services, as the Treasury asks departments to crack on with pre-announced £3.5bn in efficiency savings by 2019/20
Liam Fox's staff start work in offices formerly occupied by DECC – and 007
Home Office perm sec on the move, with DfT chief Philip Rutnam taking the reins at Marsham Street