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DfT’s smart-ticketing rail drive ‘falls short’ of original objectives

20 April 2017

National Audit Office investigation finds £120m-plus spent in south-east has so far led to just one train operator introducing flexible part-time season tickets

Oliver Letwin sets out to find ‘early wins’ for post-Brexit regulators

19 April 2017

Tory policy guru launches cross-party initiative to consider how post-Brexit regulations can support the economy, with support from former cabinet secretary Lord Butler and business leaders

Bernadette Kelly named as new DfT perm sec

18 April 2017

Rail Group DG takes up post at the Department for Transport, increasing number of female departmental chiefs to five

Theresa May announces plan for general election on 8 June

18 April 2017

Theresa May has announced that she intends to hold an early general election on 8 June.

Latest civil service & public affairs moves — April 18

18 April 2017

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

Northern Ireland: power-sharing deadline extended

13 April 2017

Northern Ireland will face fresh assembly elections or direct rule from Westminster if the major parties fail to establish a new executive by early May, James Brokenshire has said.

IfG analysis finds the civil service is ageing – but not the Treasury

13 April 2017

Figures find the civil service has aged since 2010, but HM Treasury is one of five departments where the number of employees under the age of 30 has increased.