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Prospect says that in the wake of the horsemeat crisis the government must reconsider its approach to its specialist staff, learn to value their skills and ensure that civil service reform embeds them at the heart of the Whitehall policy making process.
Read the latest blog hosted by the Guardian’s Public Leaders Network by Sue Ferns, head of Prospect communications and research. Ferns focuses on a recent report by Professor Sir John Beddington – ‘The future of the civil service: making the most of scientists and engineers.’
An influential House of Lords committee has told the government that it must consult before abolishing a public body, saying: “the consultation provisions in the Public Bodies Act are statutory...not optional.”
Less forensic evidence is being analysed, with potential implications for the quality of information available to inform criminal cases, expert witnesses have told MPs.
The government’s policy statement on woodlands and forestry fails to answer three important questions, says Prospect.
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