The European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act, drawn up by a cross-party group of MPs against a no-deal outcome and given royal assent this week, mandates the prime minister to seek a further extension to Brexit beyond the current date of 31 October to 31 January next year – unless Johnson has either secured a deal with the EU that is acceptable to parliament, or MPs have voted for no deal before 19 October. … [Read more...] about Civil service union tells PM: don’t make our members break the law
Civil service retirement and disability fund
The Cabinet Office said: “The Fast Stream is a key part of helping deliver a brilliant civil service by attracting talented people from all backgrounds. But we recognise there is always more we can do.” … [Read more...] about White applicants 15 times more likely than black candidates to get civil service job
Sedwill's exit speeds up Whitehall reform PM's aide Cummings calls for civil service changes How often do ministers change jobs? Has civil service reform been tried before?Lord Fulton carried out a study into the civil service back in 1968. It suggested that parts of it had become a "cult" of the generalist and that changes needed to be made. … [Read more...] about Civil service: What changes does the government want to make?
"In an ideal world we wouldn't be doing those things but in order to get something like the furlough scheme up and running in the few weeks that we did, we did not have the luxury of being able to design something that would target exactly everyone who specifically needed it." … [Read more...] about Rishi Sunak accused of ‘wasting’ taxpayers’ cash after civil service value for money concerns
Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show on Sunday, the work and pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, said his new PIP system would be fairer than the old disability living allowance (DLA). Under DLA, he said, people went years and years without being able to get the right support for their condition. With PIP, Duncan Smith said, many more people would get face-to-face assessments and the right sort of help. … [Read more...] about Civil servants deployed to help Capita clear PIP assessments backlog