The UK Civil Service

Facts, Analysis and Comment.

Skills and Knowledge

This website aims to summarise what every Whitehall official needs to know. The key lessons, begining with Working with Ministers, are listed below.

Once you have assimilated this material, I recommend that you move on to read Christopher Jary's highly readable Working with Ministers ‌which covers much of the same ground in more depth.

Core Civil Service Skills

Other Specialist Skills


Martin Stanley