Joaquín García said he went to his office but there was 'nothing to do'
Government 'determined to end inequality in taxpayer-funded jobs'
Sir Jeremy Heywood had previously said Freedom of Information legislation had a 'chilling effect' on Whitehall but is now understood to oppose fundamental reform of the Act
Exclusive: A wellbeing index would be a sound basis for Britain’s economic, health and social policies, says a new report
A series of failures in recent years have wasted hundreds of millions of pounds
Sir Jeremy personally intervenes to stop Work and Pensions Secretary blaming Robert Devereux for universal credit programme debacle
To the public this is no more than an SW1 issue, to the Whitehall mandarins it represents an earthquake
Former Cabinet Secretary says McBride had 'gone off the territory' even as a civil servant
Officials working for Tory minister Eric Pickles have been accused of an extraordinary attempt to suppress internal government emails – on the grounds that publishing such correspondence could lead to unwelcome “political and media exposure”.
The Al-Jazeera Egypt network, along with three other stations known to have covered Muslim Brotherhood protests have been told to stop broadcasting by an Egyptian court.
Chicken, beef and egg inspectors have had £1m of tax on personal car use picked up over the past decade by the Scottish government, according to a whistleblower who signed off many of the expenses. Charles Russell, Scotland's senior poultry officer for 21 years, told The IoS that 19 cars are allocated to low- and mid-ranking civil servants, who saved £4,000-£6,000 every year in tax as a result of this perk. These officials also include six horticultural officers and eight school inspectors.
Conservative party election strategist denies discussed tobacco issues with PM or Health Secretary
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was allegedly paid from a slush fund operated by the governing People’s Party (PP) when he was a minister in the 1990s, according to documents published in the newspaper El Mundo. The accusations drew denials from the PP and calls for Mr Rajoy’s resignation, from opposition parties weary of austerity measures and an economy mired in recession.
Agreement on reform reached despite debt inspectors warning of an 'uncertain economic outlook'
Reports talk of rows with members of administration over scope of his role
Civil servants seen as 'untouchable and unaccountable' could also be put on four-year contracts