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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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Civil servants are a bunch of white, male Whitehall bureaucrats


Only around 16% of civil servants work in London, with the rest spread around the country and more than half of all civil servants are women

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Civil Service Compensation Scheme

Today the High Court has given its judgement on the Judicial Review taken out by the Public and Commercial Service Union (PCS) in respect of the changes to the terms of the Civil Service Compensation Scheme. The High Court found in favour of the PCS. All Civil Service HR Directors have been told this decision means they cannot use the new compulsory redundancy terms.

A Cabinet Office spokesperson said:

"We are disappointed by the High Court's decision. We are considering the terms of the judgement."


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    HM Treasury announce savings

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osbourne and Chief Secretary to the Treasury, David Laws, have announced £6.2bn of savings in 2010-11.

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    Changes to Senior Civil Service bonuses

    The Prime Minister has announced that the budget for Senior Civil Service performance-related pay will be cut by two thirds and only given to senior staff who are in the top 25% of performers. 

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