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Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill: second reading

Better Regulation Executive

The Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill received its second reading in Parliament on Thursday 9 February. The Bill aims to provide a swift and effective mechanism for delivering the Government's radical regulatory reform programme to cut red tape.

Cabinet Secretary announces new Code and start of Capability Reviews

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‘Traditional values must be fused with dynamic 21st century skills...’ was the message from Sir Gus O'Donnell as he announced the start of a consultation on a new Civil Service Code. Introducing the first three ‘Capability Reviews’, he emphasised the need for these traditional values to be the driving force towards improving departments' capabilities.

‘Do the Honours’ – Cabinet Office call for more female nominations for Queen's top awards


A campaign aimed at getting more women who go that extra mile nominated for the Queen's honours awards has been launched by the Cabinet Office. The 'Do the Honours' campaign, also aims to raise awareness of the fact that any member of the public can send in a nomination.

Autumn Performance Report 2005

Autumn Performance Report 2005: front cover

The Cabinet Office has published its Autumn Performance Report (APR) 2005. The report gives details of the latest progress against the Cabinet Office's Public Service Agreement (PSA) targets.