Perm sec Richard Heaton slammed for “less than satisfactory” response to prison pressures
Civil servants who collect court fines could be moved to the private sector under outsourcing proposal
Feature: Outgoing civil service commissioners on how Brexit, pay restraint and diversity affect Whitehall
At the end of March, three members of the Civil Service Commission, which regulates recruitment and promotes the Civil Service Code, ended their five-year term in office. Kathryn Bishop, Wanda Goldwag and Angela Sarkis sat down with Civil Service World to reflect on their time in post and consider how Brexit, pay restraint and the drive to improve diversity will affect the civil service.
Chris Skidmore commits to place all new public bodies created following Brexit outside London
New research by the Public Chairs’ Forum (PCF), Association of Chief Executives (ACE) and Institute for Government (IfG) highlights the need for greater consistency, strategic collaboration, transparency, and better cross-government working to improve partnerships between arm’s-length bodies (ALBs) and government departments. Here’s what can be done.
Infrastructure and Projects Authority says number of "at risk" schemes has dropped from 44 in 2016 to 38 this year
Appointment of Angela MacDonald and Penny Ciniewicz follows departures of key staff Ruth Owen and Jennie Granger earlier this year
A new international league table shows where the civil service is world classed – and where Whitehall is lagging behind. Sharing of practice can help tackle shared problems
Hugh Ind has interim appointment made permanent
Government signs 20-year lease on city centre office development to house 2,900 staff
Prime minister applauds Grenfell Tower and terror responses, but calls on Whitehall staff to “be bold” in facing future challenges
Some closure-threatened Jobcentres win reprieve in estates reorganisation, but new sites are earmarked to shut