Review suggests priorities and spending decisions should be “more explicitly informed” by the return they provide on investment
National Audit Office says department’s attempts to address delays have compressed its Carrier Strike delivery schedule and “added risk with limited contingency”
The latest round of efficiency savings demanded by the Treasury will set civil servants off on a merry dance. Given the official hours devoted to such reviews, is it time for rethink?
Leigh Lewis says the time has come to consider more effective ways to set spending levels
Treasury and Cabinet Office vow to better align much-criticised SDPs with Brexit planning and Whitehall's ongoing £3.5bn efficiency review. But they reject calls to bring the public documents in line with the more detailed internal versions
Hammond avoids big tweaks to Whitehall budgets, but targets extra funding for social care and business rate relief
Treasury trails Hammond's first Budget, as OECD upgrades UK growth forecast
After decades of reviews aimed at driving down the civil service's running costs, Sir Michael Barber, former chief of Blair's delivery unit, is hailed by one Whitehall-watcher as "much less celebrity and much more focused on getting the job done"
Chancellor will not use improved growth forecasts to borrow more money, it is reported
Budget 2017: Treasury urged to avert "disastrous" public service failures – as departments asked to model latest cuts
IfG and CIPFA data reveals growing pressure on key public services, as the Treasury asks departments to crack on with pre-announced £3.5bn in efficiency savings by 2019/20
Education department comes in for criticism as audit office report flags increasing free school costs as old buildings fall into disrepair
Departmental data release breaks down £583m spend on foreign outposts during 2015-16
Tax collection agency beats target by 400,000 users months ahead of self-imposed deadline