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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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Changes to the Compensation Scheme


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    Influencing Behaviour Through Public Policy

    A new report, which looks at how behaviour change theory can be used to make better policies and improve outcomes for citizens, has been published today.

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    PCS industrial action

    The PCS announced today (Thursday 25 February) a vote in favour of industrial action over the changes to the Civil Service Compensation Scheme but with the lowest turnout in recent years – just 31 per cent.

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