Whitehall Explained

Where in the UK do civil servants work?
How old are civil servants?
The Fast Stream is the government’s accelerated development programme for the UK civil service. But how big is it? How many different streams are there?
Why are taxes being devolved?
Why does ethnic diversity in the civil service matter?
Why is it important that the disabled population is represented in the civil service?
Who exactly are civil servants and how many are there?
Broadly, there are five civil service job grades. We explain what they are and how civil service grade composition varies by department.
Which government departments spend the most?
Gender balance is not only a matter of basic fairness, then, but also helps government operate more effectively.