Civil Service Quarterly: out now
The April edition of Civil Service Quarterly is now available to read. The publication provides a snapshot of the great work being done by UK civil servants.
In this edition you can read about the work of the Cabinet Office’s Implementation Unit at the heart of Government and the task facing the Gangmasters Licensing Authority in cracking down on the exploitation of workers. It also looks at how a team in Department for Culture, Media and Sport delivered on the Government’s commitment to enable same sex couples to marry; the experiences of Cat Drew and Pat Russell in trying to connect policy with practice on an Institute for Government Programme; the thoughts of Peter Housden on refocusing the Civil Service in Scotland over the last few years.
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.