The move follows Cummings' claim that anyone suffering from “personal crises” such as stress or a bereavement should leave their jobs.
Alex WickhamNEW: Mark Sedwill has moved to rein in Dom Cummings in an unprecedented move by the civil service against No10
— special adviser HR rules to be rewritten
— new official hired to deal with HR issues
— officials vow to ensure SpAds treated with "respect”
Alex WickhamIn what appears to be a rebuke to Cummings’ management style, the civil service job ad says the official will need to “create an inclusive working environment where all opinions and challenges are taken into account”
One senior minister told BuzzFeed News the prime minister must “rein in” his chief aide Dominic Cummings.
Alex WickhamSeveral SpAds have sought counselling and had conversations with Helen MacNamara's cabinet office ethics and propriety unit
— Officials now reporting back to senior civil servants amid concerns over behaviour at SpAd meetings
Alex WickhamNEW: Cabinet ministers warn Boris Johnson that No10's management style and decision-making processes are “unsustainable” and “untenable”
💥some special advisers have sought counselling due to stress
💥others are talking about walking out
Kamal Ahmed apologised to BBC staff over the £12,000 speaking fee and said he would not take the money.
Alex WickhamNEW with @AlbertoNardelli
This week Kamal Ahmed had to apologise for agreeing a £12,000 fee to speak to hedge fund managers
Now it emerges that all the while he's been involved in an internal BBC review of rules on staff speaking engagements
Boris Johnson's aides warned of "consequences" against the broadcasters and newspapers. They are making good on that threat.
Alex WickhamBig picture is that Boris Johnson ultimately backs what his senior team see as a culture war against elements of the British media establishment that they perceive have not only opposed their politics for the last three-and-a-half years, but for decades
The Board of Deputies of British Jews said: "If the Conservative Party fails to discipline Mr Kawczynski, it runs the serious risk of the public assuming that they share his views on association with such people.”
Ministers worried about losing their jobs at the reshuffle have also been holding “new pizza club” meetings to discuss how to deal with Cummings.
Alex Wickham💥 Ministers worried about losing their jobs at the reshuffle have been holding “new pizza club” meetings to discuss how to combat the “control freakery” of Johnson’s de facto chief of staff
Alex WickhamNEW: Sajid Javid is at war with Dominic Cummings and has been battling to save his job
— Javid's allies accuse Cummings of plotting to sack him at reshuffle
— The plan failed and Boris Johnson privately assured Javid he was safe, says Whitehall source
Boris Johnson said Brexit heralds “the dawn of a new era”. Donald Tusk tweeted: "My dear British friends. We were, we are, and we will always be a Community. And no brexit will ever change that. 🇪🇺❤️🇬🇧".
May will receive a £190,000 “signing bonus” after agreeing a deal with the Washington Speakers Bureau agency last month.
Alex WickhamWho says Theresa May can't strike a good deal...
Washington Speakers Bureau paid her nearly £200,000 last month in a Premier League transfer-style signing on fee, without her even having to give a speech or do a day's work
Alex WickhamBREXIT DIVIDEND: Theresa May has earned *almost £400,000* from speaking about Brexit since she quit as prime minister
— £190,000 "signing bonus" from her US agency
— £100,000 plus expenses from UBS Switzerland
— £75,000 from JP Morgan Chase
Shrewsbury MP Daniel Kawczynski is to meet Government whips over his decision to address a controversial conference which will also include the granddaughter of former French National Front leader Jean-Marie Le Pen.
Speaking alongside British Conservative MP Daniel Kawczynski are Matteo Salvini, Viktor Orbán and Marion Maréchal.
Alex WickhamNEW: Tory MP Daniel Kawczynski is due to speak alongside a host of far-right politicians at a nationalist conference in Rome next week
— Lega’s Salvini
— Viktor Orban
— National Front’s Marion Marechal
— Italian far-right leader Giorgia Meloni
— Vox MEP
Alex WickhamHere is the original BuzzFeed News story from last week on the nationalist conference and its far-right attendees
Jamie Wallis, the new Tory MP for Bridgend, told BuzzFeed News he had never “had a financial interest” in the company that owned Sugar-daddy.net. Companies House records contradict his statement.
Alex WickhamNEW: Last week newly-elected Conservative MP Jamie Wallis told us *on-the-record* that he had nothing to do with the "Sugar Daddy" website
Today BuzzFeed News can reveal he in fact co-owned it
Alex WickhamToday we can reveal that Companies House records show Jamie Wallis co-owned SD Billing Services Ltd, and therefore Sugar Daddy
In 2008 SD Billing Services was 100% owned by Fields Group Ltd
In 2008 Wallis was a director & shareholder of Fields Group Ltd
Alex WickhamWe asked Jamie Wallis to explain the discrepancy between his statement from last week and these Companies House records
He declined to comment
We asked Tory HQ if they stand by Wallis
They declined to comment
Newly elected Bridgend MP Jamie Wallis told BuzzFeed News the claims were "nonsense".
Alex WickhamNEW: Newly elected Conservative MP Jamie Wallis can be revealed as the man behind a network of controversial companies that his local council says have been subject to hundreds of Trading Standards complaints
Tim Montgomerie praised the "interesting early thinking on the limits of liberalism" by Hungary's authoritarian government at an event hosted by a right-wing think tank.
Alex WickhamEXCLUSIVE: A senior Boris Johnson aide has said the UK will forge a “special relationship” with Viktor Orban's govt in Hungary after Brexit
Video and quotes from Tim Montgomerie's incendiary speech at a right-wing think tank in Budapest last month here >
Alex Wickham💥People in government furious with Tim Montgomerie tonight
A source says he has not yet returned to No10 since the election and it is still to be decided whether he will continue in his job 💥
Alex WickhamFurther incendiary comments from Tim Montgomerie speaking at the Danube Institute on December 17
— repeatedly compared "Boris and Viktor"
— said Johnson's Tories now see Britons "as the priority rather than perhaps an immigrant from abroad"