Civil service pay: Prospect union joins calls for Phillip Hammond to end “political football” of 1% cap
Union calls for independent review of pay as it warns that maintaining a 1% cap on pay rises is “unsustainable”
Experts say HMRC's online tool to help contractors calculate tax status is 'not fit for purpose' as effects of IR35 reforms start to bite. Rebecca Hill of CSW's sister title, PublicTechnology, reports
Continuing pay cap would mean up to 20% drop in average civil service earnings by 2020, union analysis reveals
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"
New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues at Dods People
Internal appointments come ahead of expansion of the public spending watchdog’s remit
With the appointment of Mark Sedwill, Britain is now on its fourth national security adviser since 2010. Dr Joe Devanny asks whether such churn at the top really makes for effective government
New Institute for Government report highlights key frictions between political leaders and Whitehall, including poor drafting and a lack of understanding of parliament
Oliver Letwin's attacks on civil servants show an ex-minister divorced from the reality of what they do
FDA general secretary Dave Penman takes the former Cabinet Office minister to task after he said civil servants in line departments rely too heavily on jargon and management skills to get by
PCS union points out that staffing costs make up a big chunk of departmental spending, and called on Philip Hammond to ditch George Osborne's extra cuts
A new blind recruitment system being trialled in some parts of the civil service could be rolled out right across the organisation if its pilots prove successful, CSW has been told.
Home Office perm sec on the move, with DfT chief Philip Rutnam taking the reins at Marsham Street