Societies fail if their governments are ineffective, and governments are ineffective if their civil servants are ineffective.
This website, a new resource brought to you on Policy@Manchester, accordingly examines the skills and effectiveness of the UK Civil Service.
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The different types of civil servant, their constitutional role, and their numbers, pay and pensions.
Working with Ministers, communications skills and developing policy
Integrity, Impartiality, Judicial Review, Freedom of Information etc.
How to achieve your objectives, and get the best out of your teams
Analysis, background information and recent developments.
How to speak 'Mandarin', how to survive 'reform', and various interesting quotations and controversies.
Amazing, Ground-Breaking Women &
The Barriers They Overcame