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Plan to scrap Serious Fraud Office shelved by government

28 June 2017

Attorney general Jeremy Wright reveals the government is rethinking the plan, which had been criticised by some senior legal figures

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

Top tips: How to improve the relationship between departments and arm’s-length bodies

27 July 2017

New research by the Public Chairs’ Forum (PCF), Association of Chief Executives (ACE) and Institute for Government (IfG) highlights the need for greater consistency, strategic collaboration,...

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 

New directors general at HMRC to boost tax department’s customer service

26 July 2017

Appointment of Angela MacDonald and Penny Ciniewicz follows departures of key staff Ruth Owen and Jennie Granger earlier this year

Top tips: How to improve the relationship between departments and arm’s-length bodies

27 July 2017

New research by the Public Chairs’ Forum (PCF), Association of Chief Executives (ACE) and Institute for Government (IfG) highlights the need for greater consistency, strategic collaboration,...

Home Office orders 'detailed assessment' to help plan post-Brexit immigration system

27 July 2017

Amber Rudd asks Migration Advisory Council to assess economic impact of a fall in the number of workers coming to the UK

Feature: Perm secs Alex Chisholm and Richard Heaton reveal top Whitehall concerns and share leadership tips

26 July 2017

Departmental chiefs open up about areas of concern across government, including the need to focus on delivery and the impact of London house prices on the civil service

UK civil service ‘only the fourth best in the world’

6 July 2017

Study finds Whitehall is the world’s most effective civil service for generating policy, but falls down ranking in areas like financial management and digital services

Government suppliers sign up to Whitehall prompt payment pledge

5 July 2017

Firms representing 40% of central government procurement spending agree to quicken payments to tackle £26bn backlog

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 

Opinion: How to make the civil service brilliant by mirroring global government’s other stars

26 July 2017

A new international league table shows where the civil service is world classed – and where Whitehall is lagging behind. Sharing of practice can help tackle shared problems

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...

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...