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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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,...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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),...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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 —...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. August 5, 2015

      Whitehall’s digital chief quits

      The government’s head of digital services, Mike Bracken, has resigned just four months after being promoted to...

    29. July 22, 2015

      ‘Nudge unit’ defies sceptics to change Whitehall thinking

      A team set up to “nudge” Britons into making better decisions has confounded Whitehall scepticism and made back more...

    30. June 22, 2015

      Whitehall joint venture sells training schemes to Disney and Nasa

      A Whitehall joint venture with the private sector has turned a £12m profit in its first year of trading, boosting...

    31. June 16, 2015

      Freedom of information is Mission Impossible for Downing St emails

      Emails sent from computers in Downing Street are automatically deleted within three months under a system that makes it...

    32. May 17, 2015

      Whitehall faces up to 100,000 fresh job cuts

      Whitehall is braced for up to 100,000 job losses over the next five years as George Osborne aims to squeeze billions of...

    33. May 17, 2015

      Osborne ally given task of continuing civil service reform

      Matthew Hancock’s appointment as Cabinet Office minister shows that the chancellor is determined to entrust the next...

    34. May 8, 2015

      Boardroom trades, May 9

      The board table at AstraZeneca is chock-full of non-executives: only two executive directors have places on the board...

    35. May 5, 2015

      What happens next in a hung UK parliament

      The commentators unanimously predict a hung parliament after Thursday’s general election. What happens next? Whatever...

    36. April 27, 2015

      Government moves to stop suppliers disclosing contract details

      Cabinet officials are engaged in a row with outsourcing companies over attempts to prevent them from disclosing...

    37. April 21, 2015

      General election: Half a million in late rush to register to vote

      Nearly half a million people took advantage of their last chance to register to vote before next month’s UK general...

    38. Westminster Blog

      April 21, 2015

      Last minute dash to register to vote

      Nearly half a million people on Monday took advantage of their last chance to get on the electoral register before the...

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