FoI request reveals civil servants acknowledge “wrong call” in £8m cash announcement before...
Justice permanent secretary tells MPs that “bearing down on the gap” between spending review targets and actual spending is the largest challenge for his officials, as he stands by the decision to implement spending controls that caused friction between department and prisons inspectorate
Think-tank raises eyebrow at PM’s capacity to turn her Conservative Party Conference pledges into reality against backdrop of further belt-tightening and Brexit uncertainty
The Institute for Fiscal Studies, the Institute for Government, and the Chartered Institute of Taxation say the UK's tax system suffers from "too little sense of direction, consultation or evaluation"
IfG says civil service is responding quickly to prepare for Brexit — but warns that ministerial conflict and uncertainty over the process could undermine this work
Former chair of the Public Accounts Committee wants to “tear away the shroud of secrecy” around corporate tax settlements, calling for scrutiny along similar lines to the Intelligence and Security Committee
Institute for Government says that while Brexit will bring many new challenges, the public finances will face increasing pressures
Civil servants are famed for their analytical skills, but debts, deficits and downturns can still be perplexing concepts. David Tyrrall from the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy offers a handy primer on the basics of national accounting – and busts a few myths on the way
Labour Party-commissioned proposals demand more money for tax collection and new tier of governance for HM Revenue & Customs
Treasury minister says government is "very seriously" considering bringing back detailed publication of impact of policies on the low-paid, as Treasury committee member tells CSW that George Osborne's decision to axe analysis was a blow for "public transparency and parliamentary scrutiny"
Treasury committee chair Andrew Tyrie wants a return to publishing Treasury analysis that shows how policies will impact household incomes
Chair of the government’s Social Security Advisory Committee says Budget and Autumn Statement deadlines have "regularly resulted in secondary legislation being presented to us without meaningful analysis of impact or interactions with other parts of the benefit system"
2,500 staff set to relocate to town-centre office block from summer 2017