The UK Civil Service - Online Library

This is a list of official publications and other interesting material on this website, together with a list of books written by civil servants describing their work.   Please do not hesitate to email Martin Stanley if you cannot find the document that you need, or if you have an interesting document which might be added to this site.

( BGI = Better Government Initiative,  CARR = Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Regulation,  CSPL = Committee on Standards in Public Life,  HoC = House of Commons,  IfG = Institute for Government,  IPPR = Institute for Public Policy ResearchMoD = Ministry of Defence,  NAO = National Audit Office, ONS = Office for National Statistics,  OPSR = Office of Public Services Reform,  PACAC = Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee,  PASC = Public Administration Select Committee,  PIU = Performance and Innovation Unit,  SRO = Senior Responsible Officer)

Official Codes and Guidance

I also have a hard copy of the c.150 page Department of Energy Manual of Office Practice, published around 1980. Please email me if you would like to see it, or know more about it.

Another interesting, though dated, document is this 1992 Private Office Handbook .

Latest Statistics etc

Cuvil Service Statistical Bulletin 2020

These files are Excel spreadsheets which should download to your computer. If asked, click "Don't Update":

Parliamentary and Government Reports etc.

Important Think Tank etc. Reports

Better Policy Making

Several useful documents are listed on my separate Policy-Making Website

Special Advisers

(CSPL = Committee on Standards in Public Life, IfG = Institute for Government, PASC = Public Administration Select Committee)

Ministerial Directions

Women in Whitehall

Other Material

Previous (and superseded) Versions of Above Documents

Books Written by Civil Servants which describe their work

Spotted something wrong?
Please do drop me an email if you spot anything that is out-of-date, or any other errors, typos or faulty links.