The demands of Brexit have turned several government departments – like Defra and DExEU – into recruitment hotspots. And there will be more to come, says Aron Cheung, as departments like the Home Office and HMRC prepare to operate in a new landscape.
The civil service workforce has increased for a fourth consecutive quarter. Aron Cheung says the demands of Brexit and growing pressures on public services are driving departments to recruit additional staff.
The Conservative manifesto stresses the importance of ethnically diverse recruitment to the civil service – but Gemma Byrne finds that ethnic minorities are still woefully underrepresented at the top and still experience discrimination.