Closure of Covid taskforce leads to 'brain drain' ahead of winter
The government's Covid taskforce, which drives crucial decisions on lockdowns, PPE, and emergency planning is facing a ' brain drain' just as the country gears up for a potentially brutal winter, The Independent can reveal.
Cabinet reshuffle 'Ask Me Anything' hosted live by John Rentoul
The reshuffle was more dramatic than expected, with Liz Truss promoted to foreign secretary, Dominic Raab moved to the justice department and given the deputy prime minister title, and Michael Gove given the hardest brief: housing.
Williamson, Raab and Patel tipped to be moved in imminent cabinet reshuffle
No 10 sources have confirmed Boris Johnson will reshuffle his cabinet on Wednesday afternoon, with ministers including Gavin Williamson, Dominic Raab and Priti Patel tipped to be moved.
'Inquiry launched' into leak of masterplan for after Queen's death
Cabinet Office chiefs have reportedly launched an investigation into the leaking of official plans for the immediate aftermath of the Queen's death.
Boris Johnson 'allergic to truth' says Labour, as Tory HQ reveals how refurb got paid
Labour has accused Boris Johnson of being "allergic to the truth" after the Conservatives finally revealed the complex process used to pay for lavish renovations at his Downing Street flat.
Chair of Whitehall sleaze watchdog laments lack of diversity on panel
Ministers have been urged to publish the scores of candidates who applied for a top role on Whitehall's anti-sleaze watchdog, after its chair lamented that the latest appointment - a University of Oxford friend of Boris Johnson's - had turned it into an all-white body.
Labour accuses Michael Gove of misleading parliament over 22m PPE contract
Michael Gove has been accused of falsely claiming that a personal protective equipment ( PPE) contract linked to a Conservative peer went through "eight stages" of checks, after the government admitted the vetting process did not happen.
Covid inquiry will be pushed back beyond spring 2022, families fear
Campaigners who have lost loved ones to the coronavirus fear the start of the public inquiry into the government's handling of the Covid crisis will be pushed beyond the promised date of spring 2020.
UK security chiefs issue guidance after hackers target ministers on WhatsApp
Ministers and civil servants conducting "government by WhatsApp" have been exposed to hackers, leading to new advice from security chiefs about how to improve their privacy.
Government spends nearly 100,000 on art for Downing Street
Downing Street has forked out almost £100,000 of taxpayers' money on two sets of artwork while PM Boris Johnson has planned to cut public sector pay and benefits.