Policies

Antonia Romeo on running the new Department for International Trade and cross-Whitehall working on Brexit

18 September 2017

In her first interview as permanent secretary of the Department for International Trade, Antonia Romeo tells Richard Johnstone about the progress already made, and the Brexit challenges to come,...

Antonia Romeo on running the new Department for International Trade and cross-Whitehall working on Brexit

18 September 2017

In her first interview as permanent secretary of the Department for International Trade, Antonia Romeo tells Richard Johnstone about the progress already made, and the Brexit challenges to come,...

Home Office considers limiting pre-release access after migration data leak

15 September 2017

Amber Rudd responds to call from statistics chief to follow ONS in scrapping system that allows select people to preview official figures

Home Office seeks commissioner to lead anti-extremism efforts

19 September 2017

Successful candidate will work with home secretary to shape role of new Commission for Countering Extremism

Grenfell Tower inquiry to 'lift lid' on Whitehall's handling of safety advice

15 September 2017

New document reveals plans to probe central government responses to previous high-rise fires and impact of any failings on west London tragedy

Home Office considers limiting pre-release access after migration data leak

15 September 2017

Amber Rudd responds to call from statistics chief to follow ONS in scrapping system that allows select people to preview official figures

Home Office seeks commissioner to lead anti-extremism efforts

19 September 2017

Successful candidate will work with home secretary to shape role of new Commission for Countering Extremism

Leadsom defends Tory abstentions in pay cap vote

15 September 2017

Leader of the house claims government policy on the pay cap has already been “thoroughly covered” after Labour tables opposition-day motion

Think tank calls for new cross-departmental drive to boost social mobility

31 August 2017

Department for Education urged to lead social mobility drive on back of problems with free childcare provision

DfT’s vehicle standards agency warns of 50% hike in assaults on staff

11 August 2017

Transport agency launches new campaign after torrent of abuse, including lorry drivers trying to run enforcement cars off the road

Warning sounded over retention of civil service customs specialists

12 September 2017

Institute for Government report also warns of tech challenges facing HMRC as it develops new customs system

Evolution not revolution: top tips for civil servants to prepare for GDPR

7 September 2017

New rules mean Whitehall departments will need to think about privacy implications and data protection issues right at the start of policy developments. Here’s how to get ready for the change

Public sector has lowest share of UK workforce since 1947

19 September 2017

Analysis by GMB finds public sector now employs less than 17% of workers, with civil service headcount dropping by 18% since 2010

Half of civil service roles now advertised externally

14 September 2017

Government has also boosted external recruitment into the civil service, with 38% jobs going to outside candidates

Government departments using 30% more temporary staff

13 September 2017

ONS statistics also show staff numbers across the civil service have grown for the second quarter in a row

Home Office seeks commissioner to lead anti-extremism efforts

19 September 2017

Successful candidate will work with home secretary to shape role of new Commission for Countering Extremism

Home Office considers limiting pre-release access after migration data leak

15 September 2017

Amber Rudd responds to call from statistics chief to follow ONS in scrapping system that allows select people to preview official figures