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Alex Chisholm, permanent secretary of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) - photographed for CSW by Photoshot

BEIS perm sec responds after staff raise concerns over new department's identity

27 February 2017

After the merger of DECC and BIS, the new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's permanent secretary Alex Chisholm tells CSW that his department's low ranking for "organisational objectives and purpose" will be addressed in the next Civil Service People Survey

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Latest civil service & public affairs moves — February 27

27 February 2017

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

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New Cabinet Office code seeks to build "trust and respect" between departments and agencies

24 February 2017

Civil service chief John Manzoni says good relationships between departments and their agencies are built on "trust, clarity of accountability" and a "shared understanding of purpose and outcomes"

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MPs launch fresh probe into Universal Credit

23 February 2017

Select committee seeks feedback on payment delays, registration errors, and possible tweaks

Cabinet Office minister Oliver Letwin

Civil servants forced to "play the game" to make career progress, claims ex-minister Oliver Letwin

23 February 2017

Tory former Cabinet Office heavyweight heaps praise on staff at the centre of government – but hits out at civil service churn, the quality of advice, and the skills valued in line departments

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DCLG rapped by stats watchdog over "disappointing" presentation of homelessness figures

23 February 2017

 Statements and press releases gave misleading picture of reduction in homelessness, the UK Statistics Authority finds, because press and policy teams failed to consult with statisticians before publication

The Queen meets female permanent secretaries for a reception at the Queen's Gallery, London - Image: PA

Queen hosts celebration of women in the senior civil service

22 February 2017

Dames Stella Rimington and Ursula Brennan among a group of female leaders who gathered at Buckingham Palace to mark growing number of women joining top ranks of civil service

Former cabinet secretary Lord Butler

Brexit: put deal to a fresh referendum, says former head of the civil service Lord Butler

22 February 2017

Government should not be "opposed to consulting the people on the outcome of the negotiations", argues former cabinet secretary