Headlines: February 25th, 2016

The Civil Service cut 4700 jobs in the third quarter of last year. This represents 1.3% of the workforce. The cuts were mainly in the Department for Work and Pensions and the Ministry of Defence.

Since 2010 the Civil Service has lost almost 100,000 employees which is 23% of the total.

As the Civil Service has reduced in size it has become more diverse. The percentage of disabled employees has risen from 7.6% in 2010 to 8.9 in 2015.

Ethnic minority representation has risen from 9.2% in 2010 to 10.6% in 2015. There has been no rise in ethic minority representation in the senior grades.

Some 70% of civil servants work outside London and the south east and almost two thirds work in junior grades.

The medial salary of civil servants in 2015 was almost £25,000.