Archive: Government And Administration

Who administers the ministers? Another red box needed, MPs argue.

'The minister for human resources': MPs want Whitehall HR chief

Ministers need a minister to train them to be better ministers, a group of non-ministers has concluded, in a clear-cut case of ministerial overdrive.

Opinion Former Articles

  • Lords defeated the government by just one vote

    Government loses pivotal AV vote

    The government has lost a knife-edge vote on the referendum on AV, after the Lords reacted angrily to threats from party officials.

  • The government isn't getting value for money on its outsourcing contracts, MPs argue

    MPs lay into Whitehall consultants

    The government faced heavy criticism today for spending £1 billion a year on outside consultants with no assessment of their value for money.

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