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Sunday 15 April 2012
And, just to show he means it, Sir Bob is the first person in the post to take up social networking
Monday 02 April 2012
More public sector workers are to vote on whether to accept the Government's controversial pension reforms.
Thursday 29 March 2012
The country is panic-buying petrol whilst the PM is in a hot spot over a pasty row. The timing couldn’t be better for the return of Yes, Prime Minister to screens after 24 years.
Monday 26 March 2012
It is known as the "silly season": the month when politicians and civil servants go away for their holidays and shark sightings off the coast of Cornwall take on a national significance.
Wednesday 21 March 2012
The Government has sparked a fresh row with unions after confirming plans to press ahead with regional pay rates in the public sector.
Wednesday 21 March 2012
Sunday 18 March 2012
Thursday 15 March 2012
The head of Parliament's financial watchdog calls for more accountability and transparency
Wednesday 07 March 2012
Ordinarily, this newspaper would oppose any attempt by the Government to keep information under wraps. And when the Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, fights tooth and nail to prevent particular documents seeing the light of day, it is natural to ask what he has to hide. When you then learn that the documents contain risk-assessments positing downsides to the proposed NHS shake-up, the answer would seem to be clear.
Tuesday 06 March 2012
Talks aimed at ensuring the UK can deport radical cleric Abu Qatada to face terror charges in Jordan were "positive", the Home Secretary said last night.
Tuesday 06 March 2012
Former Tory minister who nicknamed Thatcher 'Tina' dies at 82
Monday 05 March 2012
Long before Yes Minister became a British, and then an international, television success, the terms Civil Service and reform, used together, were wont to raise scornful laughter. To this day, the senior levels of government service retain, not always justly, this image of institutional immutability. A report out today, couched as an open letter to the heads of the Civil Service, Sir Jeremy Heywood and Sir Bob Kerslake, wants to change that. It has much to commend it.
Tuesday 21 February 2012
Tax deadline reminders from the former television newsreader, Moira Stewart, whose own financial affairs have attracted media interest, were so effective that the taxman raked in £55m less in late fines this year than last, HMRC admitted yesterday.
Sunday 19 February 2012
Ministry of Defence civil servants have collected almost £40 million in bonuses in the past year, it was reported today.
Friday 17 February 2012
When the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, was summoned to the House of Commons to explain why the head of the student loans company was being paid as a private contractor, rather than as a government employee, he just about defused the scandal. He announced that Ed Lester would in future have his tax deducted at source, he said that he, Mr Alexander, was setting up a review to discover the extent of the practice throughout Whitehall, and he gave the impression that such pay arrangements were highly unusual.
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