This Whitehall Monitor continues our regular series, looking at changes to staff in the Civil Service since the 2010 Spending Review. This analysis is based on the latest Public Sector Employment data from the Office for National Statistics containing figures to Q4 (December) 2013.
Our analysis found that:
- Civil Service numbers have decreased this quarter by 5,330 FTE. The bulk of this reduction comes from cuts to non-Whitehall staff numbers in large delivery departments
- The Civil Service is now at 406,630 FTE. This is a reduction of 66,180 (13.8%) since our 2010 Spending Review baseline
- The reduction this quarter is being largely driven by large delivery departments, particularly DWP and MoJ
- There was virtually no change in Whitehall departments overall. Except for continuing increases in DECC, only small changes occurred in individual departments.