Professions

Environment researchers gagged during general election

23 May 2017

Over-zealous application of 'purdah' rules are having worrying consequences for environmental discussions, argues Bob Ward of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment...

Working in government comms during purdah: What to do in the pre-election period

9 May 2017

The run up to an election creates time to review what Whitehall comms projects have gone well and to learn lessons that can be used with the incoming government

Both Conservative and Labour manifestos threaten public services, IFS warns

26 May 2017

Influential research institute says main parties’ policy proposals – including on public-sector pay – mask the real choices facing the nation and their consequences

Bright ideas: How could an industrial strategy affect public services?

25 May 2017

Theresa May’s fledgling post-Brexit industrial strategy seeks to use government purchasing power to boost UK business if the Conservatives remain in power. Colin Marrs looks at historical...

Department of Health backed in purdah row

25 May 2017

UK Statistics Authority says NHS Improvement does not have to publish quarterly performance figures before general election

HR

Both Conservative and Labour manifestos threaten public services, IFS warns

26 May 2017

Influential research institute says main parties’ policy proposals – including on public-sector pay – mask the real choices facing the nation and their consequences

Highest paying Whitehall departments revealed

26 May 2017

Senior civil service has biggest range of average salaries of any grade across Whitehall, with Treasury chiefs paid least

Six things civil servants should know about Brexit

22 May 2017

The launch event for Brexit Exchange in London highlighted key points for civil servants to keep in mind as the Brexit talks get serious

IT

Bright ideas: How could an industrial strategy affect public services?

25 May 2017

Theresa May’s fledgling post-Brexit industrial strategy seeks to use government purchasing power to boost UK business if the Conservatives remain in power. Colin Marrs looks at historical...

Running to catch up? How the public and charity sectors are more similar than you think

25 May 2017

Dan Corry, former special adviser and head of the charity think tank NPC, argues that the public and charity sectors must learn from each other as they face joint challenges of capacity,...

UK retains pole position on open data

24 May 2017

World Wide Web Foundation, founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, releases the fourth edition of its Open Data Barometer

Law

Government prisoner legal aid cuts judged ‘unlawful’ by Court of Appeal

11 April 2017

Rules introduced by ministers to stop legal aid being granted to prisoners in certain situations have been deemed unlawful by the Court of Appeal

Unions welcome ‘landmark ruling’ in Home Office discrimination case

6 April 2017

Supreme Court rules that civil servants do not need to prove disadvantage to bring tribunal cases over assessment system

Highest paying Whitehall departments revealed

26 May 2017

Senior civil service has biggest range of average salaries of any grade across Whitehall, with Treasury chiefs paid least

Bright ideas: How could an industrial strategy affect public services?

25 May 2017

Theresa May’s fledgling post-Brexit industrial strategy seeks to use government purchasing power to boost UK business if the Conservatives remain in power. Colin Marrs looks at historical...

Both Conservative and Labour manifestos threaten public services, IFS warns

26 May 2017

Influential research institute says main parties’ policy proposals – including on public-sector pay – mask the real choices facing the nation and their consequences

Election 2017: UKIP pledges to create new Department of Health and Social Care and abolish DfID

25 May 2017

Party’s manifesto promises “an end to wasteful public spending programmes” and a drive to make HM Revenue and Customs crack down on big corporations’ late payments to small firms

Bright ideas: How could an industrial strategy affect public services?

25 May 2017

Theresa May’s fledgling post-Brexit industrial strategy seeks to use government purchasing power to boost UK business if the Conservatives remain in power. Colin Marrs looks at historical...

Bright ideas: How could an industrial strategy affect public services?

25 May 2017

Theresa May’s fledgling post-Brexit industrial strategy seeks to use government purchasing power to boost UK business if the Conservatives remain in power. Colin Marrs looks at historical...

Non-executive directors: How useful have they really been?

10 May 2017

Little is known about the contribution of non-executives in Whitehall departments since their role was expanded in 2010. A new study aims to find out how they work

GDS seeks more developers to boost GOV.UK Verify scheme

10 May 2017

Advert for team of six with a £600,000 budget comes as former privacy adviser calls for a total review and reset of the government’s identity assurance services

Bright ideas: How could an industrial strategy affect public services?

25 May 2017

Theresa May’s fledgling post-Brexit industrial strategy seeks to use government purchasing power to boost UK business if the Conservatives remain in power. Colin Marrs looks at historical...

Environment researchers gagged during general election

23 May 2017

Over-zealous application of 'purdah' rules are having worrying consequences for environmental discussions, argues Bob Ward of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment...

Former civil service chief Lord Kerslake: ‘Pretty much every department is at risk’ of cyber attack

17 May 2017

Government should look ‘very seriously’ at investing more in both cyber security and training, as investigation - and finger-pointing - over WannaCry continue