Policies

Red ratings for four of the government’s major projects

27 July 2017

Infrastructure and Projects Authority says number of "at risk" schemes has dropped from 44 in 2016 to 38 this year 

Tony Meggs interview: Infrastructure chief on improving delivery and getting project management professionals into Whitehall's most senior roles

25 July 2017

After a career at the top of industry, Tony Meggs joined the civil service to lead Whitehall’s work on project management. He speaks to Richard Johnstone about improving delivery across government...

Liam Fox: 'Optimistic' to expect an EU trade deal by March 2019

25 July 2017

Cabinet minister highlights government's 'growing consensus' on Brexit transition period

Book review: Robin Butler - At the Heart of Power From Heath to Blair

7 July 2017

Robin Butler was at the heart of some of No. 10’s greatest crises. But Sue Cameron says a new biography doesn’t always capture the drama

Peter Riddell: Departments should prepare now for impact of Brexit on public appointments

4 July 2017

Public appointments watchdog flags likelihood that Brexit will lead to a rise in public appointments and cautions government is already struggling to attract high quality, diverse candidates

Watchdog raps Ministry of Justice for electronic tagging failings

12 July 2017

National Audit Office report says late-running programme was “overly ambitious” with an “unachievable” timescale

 

Could the UK become the Silicon Valley of government technology?

6 July 2017

Former No. 10 policy adviser Daniel Korski tells Sam Trendall about his plans to create an armada of UK tech players to compete with the best California has to offer – and why he needed to leave...

John Manzoni: Pay cap ‘can’t last forever’

14 July 2017

Civil service chief exec says he and colleagues are "very conscious" of the 1% cap on pay rises, and suggests officials could see a more regionalised and role-related approach to...

DCMS gets new name in digital rebrand

3 July 2017

Renaming the ministry the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport acknowledges how its responsibilities have changed, says minister

Union: minority government ‘has no mandate’ to hike pension age

16 June 2017

Civil service mainstay Prospect warns new work and pensions secretary not to raise retirement bar