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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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The Civil Service has become too politicised and is no longer independent.


Impartiality has been a core value of the Civil Service for more than 100 years. The importance of impartiality to today’s Civil Service is set out very clearly in the Civil Service Code.

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Civil Service Compensation Scheme


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    Election campaign guidance for civil servants

    Guidance on the conduct of civil servants during the General Election campaign has been published.

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    Civil Service Code

    The Civil Service Code sets out the duties and responsibilities of all civil servants, whatever their jobs.

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