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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

Visit Mythbusters for the truth about the Civil Service

Reform of the Civil Service Compensation Scheme

The new Civil Service Compensation Scheme (CSCS) sets out the level of compensation that departments can pay their staff if they leave under voluntary or compulsory redundancy


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    Reform of the Civil Service Compensation Scheme

    The new Civil Service Compensation Scheme (CSCS) comes into effect today.  The CSCS sets out the terms for voluntary and compulsory redundancy. 

    Q&A and Legislation

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    The Civil Service is not full of fat cats

    Read Gus O'Donnell's article in the Guardian on the misrepresentation of civil servants and the civil service. 

    Read Gus's article on the Guardian website



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