Many years ago, back in the days when the government supported my profession by adequately funding it (I’m not bitter), I was taking the Certificate of School Business Management, or it might have been the Diploma, I forget – the memories are hazy and the vodka in the National College bar was plentiful. 2,126 more words
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The prime minister surprised many in calling for a general election on 8th June. As a former civil servant, I know that all government departments are now in “lockdown” or election “ 505 more words
UPDATE: DCLG has now confirmed that the consultation workshops scheduled between 28 April and 11 May have been cancelled.
Theresa May has called a snap general election, and assuming that she manages to command the 2/3rd majority she needs to circumvent the Fixed-Term Parliament Act, Parliament will shortly be dissolved ahead of a short campaign. 220 more words
Yesterday, the House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) published a report (summarised here) on Lessons Learned from the EU Referendum. Media headlines have focused on the committee’s concerns about possible interference during the referendum campaign by cyber hackers but, as… 1,128 more words
Today, the House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) published a report on Lessons Learned from the EU Referendum. The report touches on a variety of areas in relation to the conduct of referendums, including the role of referendums, the role of the civil service during referendum campaigns and cyber security. 1,207 more words