Practice

Budget - Gladstone's red box

Existing Extended Ministerial Offices to be "dismantled", Cabinet Office confirms

17 January 2017

Minister Ben Gummer says his department is working with the Civil Service Commission to unwind coalition-era reforms – but questions remain over fate of staff already brought into government

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What can the UK civil service learn from other countries' policy innovations?

17 January 2017

Joshua Chambers has travelled the world meeting government innovators. Here, he shares some of their secrets.

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HMRC not going back to private sector for tax credit checks after Concentrix row

17 January 2017

Comes after supplier Concentrix "consistently failed to achieve more than half of its performance targets" during first year of its tax credit checks contract

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HMRC not going back to private sector for tax credit checks after Concentrix row

17 January 2017

Comes after supplier Concentrix "consistently failed to achieve more than half of its performance targets" during first year of its tax credit checks contract

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Jill Rutter: Why we need a fresh approach to tax policymaking

16 January 2017

Having cut the calendar of major fiscal events from two a year to just one, chancellor Philip Hammond must now use his extra time and energy to add some grit to the tax policymaking process

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DfID’s under-fire cash transfer scheme delivers “strong value for money”, aid watchdog finds

12 January 2017

Scheme delivers strong value for money and has exceeded targets, Independent Commission for Aid Impact says, but officials could do more to help national governments improve the way cash is...

Philip Rutnam, Permanent Secretary, Department for Transport

Workplace adjustment guide launched as part of drive to build disability confidence

18 January 2017

Civil service disability champion Philip Rutnam says a new best practice guide will help drive up the standards of workplace adjustments across government

Budget - Gladstone's red box

Existing Extended Ministerial Offices to be "dismantled", Cabinet Office confirms

17 January 2017

Minister Ben Gummer says his department is working with the Civil Service Commission to unwind coalition-era reforms – but questions remain over fate of staff already brought into government

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Civil service chief John Manzoni urges change as data revolution ‘comes for government’

18 January 2017

Data analysis must no longer be seen as role for policy professionals, says top civil servant, but as the "life blood of operational decision making"

Woman holding up a sign saying 'innovation'

What can the UK civil service learn from other countries' policy innovations?

17 January 2017

Joshua Chambers has travelled the world meeting government innovators. Here, he shares some of their secrets.

Treasury committee chair Andrew Tyrie

HMRC told to slow "over-ambitious" digital plans

16 January 2017

Treasury Committee, chaired by Andrew Tyrie (pictured), questions tax authority's plans to make businesses keep digital records and produce quarterly updates

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Civil servants to get single WiFi service under GDS plans

15 December 2016

New service will allow users that have logged in once to automatically join the WiFi in any government building that runs the service

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DfID "evasive" on blame for St Helena airport "white elephant", say MPs

14 December 2016

Public Accounts Committee says design of new airport for UK overseas territory failed to account for wind shear, and attacks Department for International Development over planning and...

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Cabinet Office did not get departmental buy-in for shared procurement plans, says spending watchdog

13 December 2016

National Audit Office report on Crown Commercial Service blames failure to achieve forecast procurement savings on “overambitious targets, poor planning, inadequate data and lack of buy in”...

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Civil service chief John Manzoni urges change as data revolution ‘comes for government’

18 January 2017

Data analysis must no longer be seen as role for policy professionals, says top civil servant, but as the "life blood of operational decision making"

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Civil servants get expanded data science training programme

6 January 2017

Data Science Accelerator programme adds a new hub as Government Digital Service aims to sharpen Whitehall's use of data

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Fresh batch of Civil Service Commissioners to vet top jobs

5 January 2017

First Civil Service Commissioner Ian Watmore seeks team "to help get the best people into the top civil service jobs"