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The Civil Service

'We aim to provide high-quality advice and support to the Government and help deliver world-class public services, while consistently applying our core values of honesty, objectivity, integrity and impartiality.'

Sir Gus O'Donnell
Head of the Home Civil Service

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Most civil servants are not up to the job


More top civil servants join with expertise from the private and third sectors. Applications to the Civil Service graduate recruitment scheme are up, meaning even more of Britain’s brightest graduates are joining the Civil Service.

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    Agreement reached on new Civil Service Compensation Scheme

    After 18 months of discussions, the Cabinet Office has reached agreement with five Civil Service unions about reforming the Civil Service Compensation Scheme.

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    People Survey results

    Results from the People Survey, the first cross-Civil Service attitude survey, are being shared with departments and teams from today.  The overall results from the survey are available on this site.

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