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    1. April 22, 2016

      Whitehall spending on temporary staff rises up to 90%

      A cash-strapped Whitehall has increased spending on temporary staff by up to 90 per cent over the past five years, even...

    2. April 11, 2016

      Tories accused of pushing for sympathisers to be handed key public posts

      Ministers have stepped up attempts to have Conservative sympathisers appointed to public bodies since the general...

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    1. April 11, 2016

      Only 25% of tax collectors have confidence in HMRC

      Only a quarter of tax collectors believe that HM Revenue & Customs is “managed well”, according to an internal survey...

    2. April 8, 2016

      Lessons from 1975 haunt Cameron’s EU referendum plans

      The UK would have had to rule out further payments to Brussels immediately and prepare for a rapid exit if the public...

    3. March 4, 2016

      EU referendum reinforces the myth of the overmighty mandarin

      When Sir Jeremy Heywood and his five living predecessors as cabinet secretary meet in December to celebrate the...

    4. March 1, 2016

      Top civil servant Sir Jeremy Heywood faces grilling on EU vote

      Sir Jeremy Heywood is set for a bruising encounter with senior MPs on Tuesday as the backlash over the civil service’s...

    5. February 29, 2016

      Brexit paper by Cabinet Office warns of ‘decade of uncertainty’

      A Brexit would lead to a “decade of uncertainty” because of the time it would take for Britain to negotiate new trading...

    6. February 15, 2016

      Cabinet embroiled in battle over Israeli goods boycott

      The British government has found itself at the centre of a battle between Israel and Palestinian campaigners, after...

    7. February 14, 2016

      Civil servants face axe so 30,000 apprenticeships goal can be met

      Whitehall is planning to make more civil servants redundant to make room for trainees as it attempts to meet quotas to...

    8. February 11, 2016

      Pensions spinout criticised over payments backlog

      A flagship government outsourcing deal involving millions of civil service pensions has resulted in chronic backlogs...

    9. February 9, 2016

      MPs rebuke auditors over Kids Company payments

      MPs have delivered a scathing rebuke to the government’s new internal auditors over their scrutiny of payments to Kids...

    10. February 3, 2016

      Tories set their sights on empty council properties

      Councils are to be forced to publish details of their property holdings as part of the Conservatives’ push to make...

    11. January 29, 2016

      Manchester needs cameramen and Twitter experts, says LinkedIn

      Greater Manchester has found a new way to map the skills needed by the region’s companies after scouring through...

    12. Fast FT

      January 28, 2016

      Japan's economy minister Amari resigns

      Japan’s Economy minister Akira Amari has resigned over allegations he accepted a bribe, in the most serious political...

    13. January 27, 2016

      Ministers retreat from move to weaken freedom of information law

      Ministers are retreating from efforts to weaken freedom of information legislation after strong opposition made it...

    14. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      Japanese machinery orders plummet 14.4%

      Japanese machinery orders fell 14.4 per cent in November, the biggest slide since May 2014. Machinery orders – a...

    15. January 13, 2016

      Cameron and Corbyn in council estates row

      People who have bought homes on council estates across England through the Right To Buy scheme are set to see them...

    16. January 13, 2016

      Whitehall spending on consultants resumes rise, report shows

      Spending on management consultants in Whitehall is rising again at a time when the civil service has fallen to its...

    17. Fast FT

      January 12, 2016

      Japanese consumer confidence nudges up in December

      Consumers in Japan were a fraction more upbeat at the end of 2015. The consumer confidence index compiled by the...

    18. January 11, 2016

      Cameron outlines council estates reform

      Demolishing and rebuilding London's council estates could create 360,000 extra homes and quadruple property values,...

    19. January 1, 2016

      Councils to sell £129m of land and property

      Councils will sell £129m of land and property in the early stages of what the government hopes will become a much wider...

    20. December 30, 2015

      UK national archives: Oliver Letwin apologises for riot remarks

      Cabinet Office minister Oliver Letwin has apologised “unreservedly” after blaming “bad moral attitudes” in black...

    21. December 30, 2015

      UK national archives: release of thousands of papers delayed

      The annual release of government papers is considerably lighter than usual after the Cabinet Office delayed the release...

    22. December 30, 2015

      UK national archives: Thatcher sought to tone down campaign warning about Aids

      Margaret Thatcher personally intervened to try to tone down what her advisers saw as “distasteful” adverts warning...

    23. December 16, 2015

      Prince Charles receives confidential Cabinet papers

      Prince Charles has regularly received confidential government documents for the past 30 years, a three-year Freedom of...

    24. December 10, 2015

      MPs challenge ‘dysfunctional’ Whitehall staff over rural payments

      A leading figure in Whitehall’s efforts to take public services online has been accused of exercising “power without...

    25. December 8, 2015

      Yes minister, jelly babies keep Sir Humphrey sweet

      From pushy civil servants who had to be disarmed with jelly babies to “dysfunctional” ministerial relationships, the...

    26. November 29, 2015

      Head of defence procurement agency bullish on Trident costs

      When Britain revealed last week that estimates for renewing the Trident nuclear deterrent had ballooned by billions of...

    27. November 24, 2015

      Defence review: The rules of conflict have changed

      Have some sympathy for the mandarins of the civil service. Preparing a strategic defence and security review, like the...

    28. November 12, 2015

      Whitehall spends more than £1bn on contractors

      A cash-strapped Whitehall spent more than £1bn on contractors last year even as overall civil service ranks were being...

    29. November 2, 2015

      The UK’s DVLA becomes ‘digital by default’

      After two years on secondment in Swansea as chief technology officer at the UK’s Driver and Licensing Authority (DVLA),...

    30. David Allen Green

      October 26, 2015

      Why the reference to 'international law' in the UK's Ministerial Code matters

      Last week the UK’s Cabinet Office sought silently to remove the reference to “international law” from the Ministerial...

    31. October 15, 2015

      Kids Company leaders clash with MPs over charity’s fall

      Bristling with defiance and clashing repeatedly with MPs, Camila Batmanghelidjh, the founder of Kids Company, endured a...

    32. October 11, 2015

      Government Digital Service faces diminished role

      When the coalition came to power in 2010, some Whitehall IT systems could not even “speak” to one another and the...

    33. October 11, 2015

      Government digital agency fights to protect budget

      The Government Digital Service, which has saved millions for taxpayers and been lauded as “an unsung triumph” by the...

    34. September 3, 2015

      Deborah Brooks and Susie Owen, deputy directors, Cabinet Office

      Imagine going to a performance review in which you will be judged not only on your own accomplishment but someone...

    35. August 7, 2015

      No 10 accused of ignoring Kids Company warnings

      Civil servants and ministers warned Downing Street before the election that funds designated for Kids Company would be...

    36. August 6, 2015

      Two civil servants parachuted into Kids Company as concerns mounted

      Two civil servants were embedded in Kids Company, the bankrupt charity backed by David Cameron, for more than a year —...

    37. August 6, 2015

      ‘Nudge unit’ delivers dividend to Cabinet Office

      A “nudge unit” spun out of Whitehall made a profit of almost £1.5m and delivered a dividend to the Cabinet Office of...

    38. August 6, 2015

      Kids Company founder hits back at government

      The founder of the children’s charity formerly favoured by David Cameron has accused the media and civil servants of...

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