Practice

Public sector has lowest share of UK workforce since 1947

19 September 2017

Analysis by GMB finds public sector now employs less than 17% of workers, with civil service headcount dropping by 18% since 2010

Latest civil service & public affairs moves — September 18

18 September 2017

New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues at Dods People

HMRC executive chair Edward Troup to step down

15 September 2017

Department’s most senior tax professional announces retirement at the end of the year

Government departments using 30% more temporary staff

13 September 2017

ONS statistics also show staff numbers across the civil service have grown for the second quarter in a row

Julian McCrae: How to accelerate the professionalisation of Whitehall

11 September 2017

Moves to establish professions across government have made significant strides, but some functions are more advanced than others. Now is the time to quicken the reforms

Support for civil servants without policy background is 'key to modernising Whitehall'

7 September 2017

IfG review on boosting cross-government functions highlighted civil service 'must tackle perception that policy trumps specialisms' for career progression

 

Half of civil service roles now advertised externally

14 September 2017

Government has also boosted external recruitment into the civil service, with 38% jobs going to outside candidates

Government departments using 30% more temporary staff

13 September 2017

ONS statistics also show staff numbers across the civil service have grown for the second quarter in a row