Boris Johnson’s planned cuts will worsen delays on passports and driving licences, union warns.
'Hapless Attorney General Suella Braverman blames remainer civil servants for thwarting Brexit reforms ... I’ve added some actual FACTS' 03/07/2022
UNELECTED UK Government minister Malcolm Offord has insisted the Tories have not conned the public over Brexit.
Civil Service jobs: Scaling back to pre-Brexit figures is illogical as UK has more governance now, expert says 13/05/2022
Institute of Government says there is more work for the Civil Service to do now that the UK has left the EU
London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered ministers to slash one in five public service jobs to free up billions for tax cuts.
Friends and colleagues say top civil servant in intolerable position after advice ignored.
“It wasn’t Johnson’s arrival in Downing Street that introduced the poison into our system, even if he significantly increased the dose. It was Brexit.”
A former British diplomat, who was Boris Johnson's Brexit counsellor in Washington, has spoken of her dismay and anger at his administration’s attitude to the Irish border question when he became Prime Minister in July 2019.
Move to delay import checks by six months the "latest example" of ministers excluding officials from decision making, union says.
Government Accused Of Ignoring Expert Civil Servants During Decision To Delay Brexit Checks 12/03/2021
The government's move to delay checks on imports from the European Union by six months was the "latest example" of ministers excluding expert officials from decision making, a union representing civil servants has said.
In what follows, a group of leading social scientists explore these themes, explaining what has happened in the past, the situation the UK finds itself in now, and the issues that might confront us going forward. The collection is intended as a guide to the big questions confronting the country in the years to come.
A group of MPs have warned of the "risk of serious disruption and delay" at Channel crossings when the Brexit transition period ends on 31 December.
Government has failed to properly prepare for no-deal, watchdog warns for 12th time with just four weeks to go 02/12/2020
Public Accounts Committee says ministers are ‘taking limited responsibility’.
Government ignored legal advice over proposed withdrawal agreement changes.
Sir Jonathan Jones: Top Government lawyer becomes sixth senior Civil Servant to quit, as Boris Johnson plans Brexit deal challenge 08/09/2020
Sir Jonathan Jones, head of the Government’s Legal Service, has resigned reportedly over Boris Johnson’s plans to tweak the Northern Ireland protocol.
The Johnson-Cummings war on the civil service is very troubling. It looks like the start of a rolling coup against institutions 29/06/2020
The corruption of constitutional order can happen very quickly and reversing it can take a very long time and at huge cost.
Under cover of Brexit - Chris Grey 03/07/2020
The most important Brexit event of the week came and went with relatively little fanfare, yet it marks a significant moment.
Gavin Williamson accepts the appointment of David Frost as national security adviser was a political move.
Inquiry into Whitehall’s Brexit role says prime ministers failed to protect officials.
One told me [re extension]: “if it doesn’t come I just don’t know what we’ll do- with coronavirus we realistically can’t do both” 01/04/2020
'Have talked to officials across a number of depts in Whitehall. As I reported on #Newsnight just now they are expecting an extension to the Brexit transition period. One told me: “if it doesn’t come I just don’t know what we’ll do- with coronavirus we realistically can’t do both”' (Newsnight)
Government departments spent more than £4bn on preparations for leaving the EU, says the public spending watchdog.
Boris Johnson's government has already spent £4.4bn on Brexit preparations, new figures reveal 06/03/2020
The 22,000 civil servants working on EU withdrawal amount to 5 per cent of Whitehall total.
Brexit ‘ultras’ are undermining the integrity of the Civil Service. The consequences could be grave 02/02/2018
A pro-Brexit minister and MPs have accused the Civil Service of pursuing a ‘Remain’ agenda. Steve Bullock, a former civil servant, argues that the consequences of undermining civil servants in this way are potentially disastrous.