The political parties in Northern Ireland have failed to reach an agreement to form a new power-sharing Executive following the elections this month. The consequences could include the re-introduction of direct rule from Westminster
Fomer Foreign and Commonwealth Office director of strategy Alex Ellis set to join new department in January as director general
Former education secretary calls for weekly naming and shaming of civil servants working on big projects, but union for senior officials says his intervention is "more about resurrecting his career as a columnist"
The Department for Exiting the EU will be given £94m a year from 2017, while the FCO and trade department receive extra funding to build trade policy capability. But the FDA union has warned of EU exit "on the cheap"
Autumn Statement 2016: Hammond loosens Osborne's £3.5bn efficiency drive – but departmental cuts plan remains
Spending Review 2015 plans "will remain in place", says the new chancellor – but departments will be able to reinvest some of their 2019/20 savings
"Brexit will be a true test of whether SDPs are fit for purpose", says the Public Accounts Committee
Brexit: former civil service head Lord Kerslake calls for independent review of civil service capacity
Former head of the civil service Lord Kerslake urges government to "pause, review, take stock of what it has in front of it and then revisit the question of capacity"
Department looks for almost 100 new staff on a three-year, fixed-term basis
May wants "incremental change" not "radical reform" of Whitehall, says first civil service commissioner Ian Watmore
Exclusive: Ian Watmore tells CSW he is "absolutely convinced" that the current crop of ministers "wants to preserve Northcote-Travelyan" model of an impartial civil service, as he sets out focus on diversity, skills and leadership
Labour Party says appointment of Pippa Malmgren raises “awkward questions” for international trade secretary Liam Fox
"I’m confident that they will get there. But no-one should be under illusions – this is an enormous job", says former cabinet secretary
Gus O'Donnell interview: "Be under no illusions – Brexit is an enormous challenge for the civil service"
To win at the dice game Perudo, players need to calculate risk and read their opponents. No surprise, then, that Gus O’Donnell is a master. Britain’s former top civil servant talks Blair, Brown and life after Brexit with The House magazine's Sam Macrory
This year's People Survey provides a snapshot of morale at Whitehall's newest organisations: the Department for Exiting the European Union, the Department for International Trade, and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Matt Foster crunches the numbers