As Prime Minister Theresa May reshuffles her Cabinet, the Whitehall Monitor team - Gavin Freeguard, Lucy Campbell, Aron Cheung, Alice Lilly and Charlotte Baker - provide data and charts as events unfold.
Negotiating and implementing the UK’s withdrawal from the EU is the Government’s most important job over the coming years. But Brexit rarely features in its Single Departmental Plans, says Lewis Lloyd.
A lack of transparency in the two departments at the heart of Brexit suggests the public cannot get hold of information about some of the most important activity in government at the moment, argues Aron Cheung.
The civil service workforce has increased for a fourth consecutive quarter. Aron Cheung says the demands of Brexit and growing pressures on public services are driving departments to recruit additional staff.