Archive: Government And Administration

'Lone ranger' ministers need more help, Institute for Government says

Lib Dem lone rangers 'need more help'

Isolated Liberal Democrat ministers in Conservative-dominated government departments are struggling to keep their heads above water, an expert has warned.

  • Bonfire of the quangos:The government is pushing ahead with its cull of 'arm's length bodies'

    D-day for the quangos

    Nine hundred quangos are finding out if they are to be merged, scrapped or saved today, as Francis Maude finally reveals their fate.

  • Bonfire of the quangos: The full list

    Bonfire of the quangos: Full list

    See the full list of quangos being reformed, merged, scrapped or - occasionally - allowed to live under the coalition government.

  • Time to get back to work: Parliament returns

    Parliament returns

    Parliament returns after the conference break today, with Westminster readying itself for stormy times ahead.

  • AV referendum: coming spring next year

    AV referendum wording 'too complex'

    The wording of the referendum on electoral reform should be changed because some voters are struggling to understand it, the election watchdog has said.

  • Nick Clegg made his PMQs debut at the despatch box

    Clegg's PMQs unravels

    Nick Clegg's apparently strong debut at prime minister's questions has slowly disintegrated as government officials watered down and distanced themselves from his comments.

  • Home Office bonuses cut this year

    Green calls Home Office bonuses 'cuts'

    Four per cent of the Home Office's wage bill is being spent on bonuses for senior civil servants, it has emerged.

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