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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 Fast Stream

Civil Service Fast Stream graduate programme

The Civil Service Fast Stream selection process is now open. Find out about all the different opportunities on offer and whether the Fast Stream is right for you.


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    Government concludes negotiations on Civil Service compensation scheme

    The scheme, which covers all civil servants, sets out the level of compensation that can be paid if they are made redundant.

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    Quango high earners revealed

    In a further drive to make government as transparent as possible, the Cabinet Office has published details of everyone working in Non Departmental Public Bodies, also known as quangos, who earns more than £150,000.

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