The Office for National Statistics has published the latest civil service staff numbers today, to Q2 2014 (June 2014). Petr Bouchal and Gavin Freeguard crunch the numbers.
The total number of civil servants is 408,010, up 2,940 on the previous quarter.
DWP is the largest department with just over 80,000 staff, MoJ now the second largest.
- Managed department – the core department and bodies within the department that are line managed within a structure that flows from the departmental leadership (for example, the National Offender Management Service within MoJ, Education Funding Agency within DfE)
- Other organisations – other Civil Service bodies for which ministers in the department have responsibility, for example, Ofsted in DfE or the DVLA in DfT, but which are not part of the department’s line management structure
- Departmental group – the sum of the managed department and other organisations.