#The Cabinet Office

Letting Hammond off shows PM won’t tackle corruption, says Labour

Labour has accused the government of not being serious about tackling sleaze after ministers declined to punish or reprimand the Conservative former chancellor Philip Hammond for using his government connections to help a bank he is paid to advise. Labour’s deputy leader, Angela Rayner, said the government had “muzzled its...
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Cabinet Office criticised over 'rushed' watchdog recruitment

The Cabinet Office has insisted it is “committed to attracting a strong and diverse set of candidates for its public appointments”, after being criticised for advertising a “high-profile post” at the UK Statistics Authority for less than two weeks. A listing published this week gives candidates just 13 days to...
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Government launches appeal against High Court ruling that it broke the law by awarding £560,000 contract to firm whose bosses were friends of Dominic Cummings

The Government is seeking to overturn a High Court finding that a contract given to a company whose founders were friends of former adviser Dominic Cummings was unlawful. The High Court ruled in June that the Cabinet Office's decision to award a contract to market research firm Public First was unlawful as it gave rise to 'apparent bias'.
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Cabinet Office blocked data watchdog from scrutiny of secretive 'blacklist unit'

The Cabinet Office blocked the Information Commissioner from auditing its secretive ‘Clearing House’, which has been accused of ‘blacklisting’ journalists seeking government information. Elizabeth Denham, the outgoing Commissioner who steps down on Tuesday, told the Public Administration and Accounts Committee the move would “increase suspicion” about the operation. The Clearing...

Former chancellor Philip Hammond avoids punishment over lobbying watchdog rebuke

Conservative former chancellor Philip Hammond will not be punished despite being rebuked for using his government connections to assist a bank he now advises. The Cabinet Office decided against sanctioning Lord Hammond of Runnymede after Advisory Committee on Business Appointments (Acoba) chair Lord Pickles said it was an “unwise step” for him to contact a senior Treasury official about a project developed by OakNorth.

OPPORTUNI Tackle Corruption in Public Procurement

Teesside, November 26, 2021 – To tackle corruption in public procurement, OPPORTUNI have acquired Bidstats, the world’s no.1 trusted procurement website. • Bidstats helps over 2m people per year search for UK government contract data. OPPORTUNI now owns the largest database of UK procurement data in existence. • Data archive...

Brexit: UK ‘in the dark’ about risk of queues from new EU border checks, government admits

The UK is in the dark about new post-Brexit biometric border checks threatening chaos for holidaymakers visiting the EU, the government has admitted.Transport chiefs have raised the alarm over long queues when the entry/exit system (EES) – requiring data to be collected at the border for all non-EU arrivals – is introduced next year.Quizzed by worried MPs, the Cabinet Office acknowledged it did not know how the checks will be implemented – as the number of cross-Channel tourists is expected to bounce back after Covid.Asked what it would mean for car or coach passengers, Emma Churchill, the director general...

Fukushima nuclear sewage was discharged into the sea again by fishermen opposed to Miyagi Prefecture's request to explore alternative methods

  China News Service, November 25. According to Kyodo News Agency, Japan’s Miyagi Prefecture held a meeting on the 24th with the participation of related organizations in the prefecture including the fisheries industry on the issue of Tokyo Electric Power’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant’s treatment of water discharge into the sea. opinion.

Covid exposed the UK's vulnerability to 'whole-system' emergencies, says report

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the UK’s vulnerability to 'whole-system' emergencies, an official report has concluded. The National Audit Office (NAO) said 'whole-system' emergencies are one that affect the whole of government, society and the economy. The NAO said pandemic has exposed the need to strengthen national resilience - and...

Invitation to the 29th scientific meeting of the International Society of Hypertension: ISH2022 Kyoto

On behalf of the organizing committee, it is great pleasure to invite you to the 29th Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Hypertension (ISH2022), which will be held from October 12 to 16, 2022, at the Kyoto International Conference Center. The theme is "The Wisdom for Conquering Hypertension" (Fig. 1). This meeting will take place at the same time and in the same place as the 44th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Hypertension (JSH2022). We want to hold the meeting on-site and are preparing to hold in a hybrid format that will provide online content. The utilization of an online format will promote the participation of young researchers, students and participants from developing countries, who have difficulty in attending on-site.

Japanese Yen Exhibits Weakness Against Most Majors

The Japanese yen slipped against its most major counterparts in the Asian session on Thursday, amid divergence in monetary policies between the Bank of Japan and the U.S. Federal Reserve. Wednesday’s positive data on U.S. jobless claims, GDP growth and Fed’s preferred inflation measure intensified expectations for a faster rate...

Priti Patel accused of ‘broken promises’ over migrant crossings

Priti Patel has been accused of ‘empty rhetoric and broken promises’ over migrants crossing The Channel. The Home Secretary defended her efforts to tackle the problem after claims that she has ‘lost control’ of the situation. Her Labour counterpart Nick Thomas-Symonds accused Ms Patel of blaming ‘everyone but herself’ over...

Move to house migrants in Army barracks instead of hotels

More asylum seekers could be housed in Army barracks rather than hotels under plans to be considered by a cross-government taskforce on deterring migrants from crossing the Channel. Cabinet Office minister Stephen Barclay will chair the first meeting of the initiative early this week in a bid to address the...
Computer Weekly

Back to the past with government identity

“[The new service will] offer citizens and businesses a single authentication service for all government transactions, such as sending in tax forms. Once a user has successfully registered, they will be able to access services from different departments using a common user ID or digital certificate,” said the Cabinet Office in February 2001.