Civil Service Quarterly: out now
The first Civil Service Quarterly of the new year is now available to read.The publication provides a snapshot of great work being done by UK civil servants.
This edition focuses on generating economic growth with the GREAT campaign, making laws clearer and more accessible for users of legislation.gov.uk, how open data is helping to reform public services and much more. As with each edition, the aim is to spread ideas and best practice, and open our work up to greater collaboration and challenge.
Civil service named one of the most gay-friendly workplaces
Congratulations to the Ministry of Defence for being awarded Most Improved Employer in Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2014.
Well done also to the other civil service organisations making the top 100: Home Office (5th), National Assembly for Wales (11th), Environment Agency (18th), The Security Service (MI5) (25th), Department of Health (34th), Crown Prosecution Service (35th), Ministry of Defence (=35th), Office for National Statistics (=35th), Department for Work and Pensions (45th) and Land Registry (72nd).
The civil service
We do the practical and administrative work of government. We’re co-ordinated and managed by the Prime Minister, in his role as Minister for the Civil Service.
Around half of all civil servants provide services direct to the public, including:
- paying benefits and pensions
- running employment services
- staffing prisons
- issuing driving licences
Find out more about the civil service.
Since June 2012 departments have been working hard to deliver the actions set out in plan for Civil Service Reform.