Francis Maude: Civil service ‘no place for snowflakes’ – it must be robust enough to seek ministerial directions
Former Cabinet Office minister told MPs he became disillusioned with civil service skills and repeats call for basic training
Microsoft Surface has helped Cheshire Police reduce paperwork and free up time
Wide-ranging plan includes announcement of new "Digital Government Partnership" to encourage innovation in Whitehall – as Labour's Louise Haigh blasts "recycled announcements and meagre commitments"
Public Chairs Forum, Association of Chief Executives and the Institute for Government will track progress on the Cabinet Office's bid to improve relationships between departments and ALBs
Lesley Ann Nash, the Cabinet Office's director for public bodies reform, explains how the government's new code is aiming to shift relationships between departments and arm’s-length bodies away from compliance and control towards a proportionate, risk-based partnership model
Civil service chief John Manzoni laments NHS care.data "misstep" – and sets out Whitehall's vision for big data
Retaining public trust “absolutely critical" to plans for data-drive government, says the civil service CEO
Whitehall & Industry Group accolade lauds “exemplary leadership” driven by cross-sector learning
HMRC programme director Mike Howes-Roberts calls for "honest and candid dialogue" with other departments as he confirms tax authority will not make full use of much-heralded GDS platform
Former minister tells watchdog MPs Whitehall has made "bad mistakes" in outsourcing IT projects
Perm secs “sucking up” to secretaries of state and Spending Review turf wars: Ministers share their frank views of the civil service
Newly-released interviews by the Institute for Government offer a fascinating insight into politicians’ views of the Whitehall machine. They ain’t all that flattering, finds Suzannah Brecknell...
Special report: How the new Government Property Agency is aiming to revolutionise the civil service estate
Later this year, ownership of much of the government estate will be passed to a new Government Property Agency – with departments charged market-level rent for their offices in a bid to drive down costs. Mark Leftly listens in as the GPA's top team explains why the new approach to the government's estate is about more than just saving money
Caroline Nokes says savings from estate programme will be used to fund recruitment of frontline advisers, but MPs, including Tory backbenchers, raise concerns over access for claimants
Exclusive: Cabinet secretary says reform agenda remains "strongly supported by ministers" after several key Francis Maude-era initiatives are scrapped, but stresses focus on "embedding leadership at a departmental level"