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Robert Watt

Robert Watt

While many politicians and commentators have been falling over themselves to characterise health department secretary general Robert Watt as “dismissive”, “cocky”, “combative” or  “arrogant”, civil service insiders have been perusing copies of the public spending code. This internal document sets out the protocols and procedures at the different thresholds that all ‘accounting officers’ – ie secretaries general,... Read more »

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