FoI request reveals civil servants acknowledge “wrong call” in £8m cash announcement before...
Think tank praises updated blueprint for public-sector procurement but warns new clause must be used
Acting permanent secretary poised to take on £340,000-a-year City of London role
Audited accounts of more than 5,500 public sector organisations are published after a delay – but the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants warns this "rich source" of data could get buried
Civil service redundancy shake-up could lead to "significant" industrial unrest, warns Prospect union
Specialist union's formal response to Cabinet Office's planned shake-up of Civil Service Compensation Scheme warns of impact on workforce management – and raises prospect of industrial action
Committee of MPs says department has “not made a diligent and credible case” for policy which aims to fund discounts for housing association properties by selling off council homes
PAC urges stronger cross-government effort to clamp down on fines incurred for errors in the way government spends EU funds
Department points out that shift to include spending on war pensions and intelligence gathering falls within Nato guidelines
Macpherson says IDS's resignation over Personal Independence Payments was an "interesting, postmodern" decision
Troup faces media scrutiny over role at Simmons & Simmons – as HMRC points out his role "has never involved responsibility for operational activities or direct dealings with companies on their tax affairs"
HMRC asks for access to the Panama Papers offshore leaks and vows to "relentlessly pursue" wrongdoing – but tax expert Richard Murphy says department "just hasn’t got the resources"
Second perm sec to announce he is leaving the civil service after vying for top Treasury job
"The civil service will miss him" – former chancellor Alistair Darling on working with outgoing Treasury chief Sir Nick Macpherson
As the Treasury's permanent Nick Macpherson this week departs the civil service after more than a decade as the department's most senior official, here's our full conversation with his former boss as chancellor, Alistair Darling – who worked with Macpherson as the Treasury grappled with the 2007-8 global economic crisis