Professions

Cabinet Office minister Oliver Letwin

Civil servants forced to "play the game" to make career progress, claims ex-minister Oliver Letwin

23 February 2017

Tory former Cabinet Office heavyweight heaps praise on staff at the centre of government – but hits out at civil service churn, the quality of advice, and the skills valued in line departments

Home Office, Marsham Street

DCLG rapped by stats watchdog over "disappointing" presentation of homelessness figures

23 February 2017

 Statements and press releases gave misleading picture of reduction in homelessness, the UK Statistics Authority finds, because press and policy teams failed to consult with statisticians...

Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London

PAC launches new inquiry into civil service capability

27 March 2017

MPs highlight that workforce planning in Whitehall only gives “high-level view” of staffing requirements

Jean-Claude Juncker

Jean-Claude Juncker: Britain must stump up to leave the European Union

24 March 2017

Jean-Claude Juncker has warned Theresa May that Britian will have to pay a multi-billion pound bill when it quits the EU.

MyCSP, Pensions, pensioners

Pensions triple-lock ‘should be scrapped by 2025’

23 March 2017

Cridland Review dubs guaranteed 2.5% annual rise unaffordable and calls for acceleration of retirement age to 68 sooner than scheduled

HR

Antonia Romeo

Antonia Romeo takes up post in trade department

27 March 2017

Romeo brings the number of women leading Whitehall departments to four, as analysis shows the government's varied progress on gender diversity

Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London

PAC launches new inquiry into civil service capability

27 March 2017

MPs highlight that workforce planning in Whitehall only gives “high-level view” of staffing requirements

arrivals, moves, departures, jobs, HR

Latest civil service & public affairs moves — March 27

27 March 2017

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

IT

Law

House of Lords

Brexit: Government vows to overturn Lords defeat on EU nationals

2 March 2017

Three former heads of the civil service – Lords Kerslake, O'Donnell and Turnbull – among those calling for assurances that EU citizens can remain in Britain after Brexit

Treasury Solicitor Jonathan Jones

Treasury Solicitor Jonathan Jones on 2017 and what Brexit means for the the Government Legal Service

15 December 2016

With the end of 2016 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top officials to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2017 – and shed some light on their festive favourites. Jonathan Jones,...

National Audit Office (NAO) Comptroller and Auditor General Sir Amyas Morse

National Audit Office sounds alarm over civil service workload

24 March 2017

Watchdog warns demands of service pressures, major projects and Brexit are outpacing Whitehall’s capacity to deliver at a time of staffing restrictions and spending restraint

Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London

MPs back six-year shutdown of parliament for "Crossrail-style" upgrade

10 March 2017

Public Accounts Committee says economic case is “crystal clear” for both houses to relocate for the duration of a £3.9bn overhaul

Former Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) permanent secretary Sir Simon Fraser, photographed for CSW by Jack Lawson

Brexit will take longer than two years, says former FCO perm sec

28 March 2017

The process to take Britain out of the European Union is likely to go beyond the 2019 deadline, according to former Foreign Office chief Simon Fraser.

Sarah Wollaston

MPs berate Whitehall’s ‘missed opportunities’ to combat childhood obesity

27 March 2017

Health Select Committee calls for stronger measures to tax unhealthy food and drink, plus clearer warnings on future action

MyCSP, Pensions, pensioners

Pensions triple-lock ‘should be scrapped by 2025’

23 March 2017

Cridland Review dubs guaranteed 2.5% annual rise unaffordable and calls for acceleration of retirement age to 68 sooner than scheduled

Keyboard and mouse

Transforming government procurement with a click

27 March 2017

The Crown Marketplace will allow departments to buy a host of goods and services online, streamlining the way that purchases are made

Dfid UK Aid

DfID needs more staff to manage aid budget, say MPs

28 March 2017

Select committee calls on Treasury to relax rules so that Department for International Development can build capacity to ensure it allocates and manages aid budgets effectively...

Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London

PAC launches new inquiry into civil service capability

27 March 2017

MPs highlight that workforce planning in Whitehall only gives “high-level view” of staffing requirements

National Audit Office (NAO) Comptroller and Auditor General Sir Amyas Morse

National Audit Office sounds alarm over civil service workload

24 March 2017

Watchdog warns demands of service pressures, major projects and Brexit are outpacing Whitehall’s capacity to deliver at a time of staffing restrictions and spending restraint