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    1. November 5, 2014

      Ministers urge groups to disclose cyber attacks

      Ministers have called on companies to admit when they are hit by cyber attacks so the insurance industry can develop cover...

    2. October 31, 2014

      How David Cameron wooed Scottish business before referendum

      David Cameron hosted executives from 15 Scottish businesses in Downing Street last January, many of whom later spoke out...

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    1. October 29, 2014

      Civil service chief to step down from SABMiller board role

      John Manzoni, the new chief executive of the UK civil service, will step down from his board position at brewer SABMiller...

    2. October 15, 2014

      PM wins battle for final say on top civil service posts

      The prime minister is to be given the final choice on the appointment of the most senior civil servants, in a reform that...

    3. October 1, 2014

      Equiniti takes controlling stake in Whitehall pensions body

      A private company has taken a controlling stake in the organisation that administers the UK civil service pension scheme, as...

    4. FT Alphaville

      September 23, 2014

      Anticipating the quantum computing risk

      Last week we attended the SINET conference on cyber-security innovation. One discussion we didn’t get the chance to follow...

    5. September 15, 2014

      Blame game begins as PM makes his final pitch for No vote

      David Cameron has made a final appeal to Scots to vote No and avoid a “painful divorce” amid claims that he and his inner...

    6. September 8, 2014

      Japan GDP revision raises further doubts on second sales tax rise

      April’s consumption tax rise dealt a heavier blow to Japan’s economy than initially reported, raising further questions over...

    7. September 4, 2014

      Whitehall aims to ban all-male shortlists for senior jobs

      All-male shortlists and selection panels for senior UK civil service jobs will be banned in all but exceptional...

    8. September 3, 2014

      Whitehall’s new boss needs powers

      Britain used to boast that it possessed a “Rolls-Royce” civil service. These days the analogy is more likely to be with a...

    9. August 26, 2014

      Timetable slip delivers further blow to UK government IT projects

      Sweeping plans for Whitehall departments to share back-office services are running behind schedule in the latest blow to the...

    10. August 25, 2014

      Business big hitters are wary of Whitehall

      If you are a business leader and you yearn to spearhead reforms to British bureaucracy, you have until the end of next week...

    11. August 18, 2014

      UK business chiefs turn down new Whitehall post

      Whitehall is struggling to recruit its first chief executive, with several business leaders having turned down approaches...

    12. FT Alphaville

      August 6, 2014

      How resilient is Japan to the higher consumption tax?

      Japan raised its consumption tax rate by 3 percentage points back in April. Unsurprisingly, spending jumped in the few...

    13. August 6, 2014

      Senior civil servant Stephen Kelly to head Sage

      One of the leaders of a drive to bring business-style efficiency into the British civil service has stepped down, sparking...

    14. July 28, 2014

      Whitehall chief must have private sector background, says advert

      The person appointed as Whitehall’s first “chief executive” must have a boardroom background and could be paid more than the...

    15. July 22, 2014

      Thousands more public jobs to be spun off in drive to shrink the state

      Ministers are pressing ahead with plans to shift thousands more public sector workers in health, central government and...

    16. July 22, 2014

      Francis Maude accused by Labour of ‘bashing’ civil service

      Civil service bashing has led to the worst crisis in Whitehall morale in living memory, according to Labour, which attacked...

    17. July 18, 2014

      Conservatives to toughen rules for strike ballots

      The Conservatives are to go ahead with a manifesto proposal to impose a 50 per cent turnout threshold for any strike ballot...

    18. July 15, 2014

      Companies House moves to transparency by making digital data free

      Companies House is to make all its digital data available free of charge from next spring, which the government says will...

    19. July 10, 2014

      Tories eye strike ballot reform as public workers walk out

      Ministers claimed fewer than half a million public sector workers took part in a one-day strike on Thursday, while union...

    20. July 9, 2014

      UK public sector workers set to strike over cuts

      Hundreds of thousands of council workers, teachers, civil servants and firefighters will walk out on Thursday in one of the...

    21. June 26, 2014

      MI6 chief Sir John Sawers to retire

      Sir John Sawers, the head of MI6, the British foreign intelligence agency, is to step down from his post in November at the...

    22. June 19, 2014

      Ministers blast ‘shambolic’ IT overhaul

      A Whitehall initiative to loosen the hold of big business on government contracts has come under fire from cabinet...

    23. June 17, 2014

      GCHQ to pass data to companies to fight cyber spies

      GCHQ, Britain’s electronic spy agency, is to begin regular, bulk sharing of classified intelligence material with some of...

    24. June 13, 2014

      Whitehall saves taxpayers £1bn by shrinking estate

      The shrinking of the state has become a rallying cry for those who believe the government must change the way it works in an...

    25. Nick Butler

      June 12, 2014

      Re-engage with Iraq, do not retreat

      By common agreement the situation in Iraq is dangerous and deteriorating. By similar common agreement there is no appetite...

    26. June 11, 2014

      City scandals prompt review of UK anti-bribery standards

      Downing Street has ordered a wide-ranging review of the UK’s ability to tackle bribery and white-collar crime amid concern...

    27. June 10, 2014

      UK government saves £14bn through efficiency measures

      More than £14bn was saved for the public purse in 2013/14 through measures such as improving commercial contracts and...

    28. June 9, 2014

      Government contract bidders respond to tax outcry, survey finds

      No businesses have been excluded from bidding for central government contracts in the wake of new rules requiring them to...

    29. May 25, 2014

      1 in 5 suppliers fail to respond to ministers’ tax questions

      About one in five leading public sector suppliers have failed to respond to a government request for information about their...

    30. May 23, 2014

      UK Whitehall projects worth £500bn at risk of failure

      Successful delivery of about one in five government projects, including new aircraft carriers and the HS2 high-speed rail...

    31. May 7, 2014

      Health department says new care fund is ‘on track’

      The Department of Health has insisted plans for a fund to deliver more care in the community are on track, despite reports...

    32. April 30, 2014

      Johnson is no born leader – but London turned him into one

      There is next to no doubt that Boris Johnson will run for parliament at next May’s general election. Some in the Labour...

    33. April 29, 2014

      State-industry forum targets cyber crime

      Cyber crime is about breaching security and stealing secrets. But persuading potential victims to open up and share their...

    34. April 24, 2014

      Coalition seeks long-term energy deal worth about £300m

      Electricity generators are being invited to bid for a long-term contract worth about £300m to supply energy to the...

    35. April 20, 2014

      Maude gets US inspiration for ‘Silicon civil service’

      Francis Maude has called for the creation of a “silicon civil service”, recreating British bureaucracy in the image of...

    36. April 17, 2014

      MPs throw support behind UK census

      The census is of fundamental importance to policy and society and the government should abandon any ideas of scrapping it,...

    37. March 29, 2014

      Terms unveiled for review into union dispute tactics

      Ministers have announced revised terms for a much-delayed and heavily diluted inquiry into alleged union intimidation in...

    38. Westminster Blog

      March 11, 2014

      What has happened to David Cameron’s review into “trade union tactics”?

      The massive industrial dispute at Grangemouth refinery in Scotland last autumn prompted David Cameron to launch an inquiry...

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