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There are more than 400,000 civil servants in the UK. We show not only what’s happened to those numbers since 2010 and which departments they work for but also the diversity of the civil service, staff morale, the  skills that civil servants have, the location of civil servants around the country and how much they’re paid.

Here you can explore our topical explainers, updated to reflect new government data releases, read the Whitehall Monitor annual report chapter and read the latest expert comment from the Whitehall Monitor team. 

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