It was well known that Cabinet Sectary Gus O’Donnell was on his way out, and rumours were afoot that there was some consternation about appropriate candidates to fill his boots. Well it seems the plan is to split up his job instead:
BREAKING NEWS Big news in world of Whitehall, Cabinet Secretary and Civil Service head Sir Gus O'Donnell to quit and his job split in two—
Christopher Hope (@christopherhope) October 11, 2011
Jeremy Heywood is in the line for the newly defined Cabinet Secretary role, but was expected to get the whole thing. Christopher Hope reports that a Head of Civil Service is still to be decided.
GOD isn’t going until the end of the year, which makes you wonder about the timing of such an announcement…
UPDATE: It certainly wasn’t GOD himself that leaked this news. According to the Guardian’s Jonathan Haynes, he is currently in a meeting with the MoD Permanent Secretary Ursula Brennan trying to sort the Fox investigation out.