The UK Civil Service

Facts, Analysis and Comment.

Facts, Statistics and Other Information about the UK Civil Service

This part of the website provides essential factual information about the UK Civil Service, accessed through the links on the right.

Whilst reading these web pages, please bear in mind that the UK Civil Service is much more narrowly defined than in most other countries. Only 8% of public sector employees, and 1.4% of all employees, are civil servants.

The Institute for Government publishes more detailed analyses of civil service employment data. Further detail is also available from the National Statistics, Cabinet Office and Treasury websites, and also in the annual reports of the Senior Salaries Review Body. The Context for Civil Service Reform 2012‌ also contains some interesting data and charts.

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