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1

What are the principles of the Civil Service?

Impartiality
Anonymity
Permanence
Meritocracy (not politically appointed)

2

What is a bureaucracy?

A large organisation that enacts policy and operates according to a clear set of rules and procedures

3

When was Next Steps report that suggested Civil Service reform?

1988

4

Where have the main reforms been in the CS?

Executive Agencies
Marketisation
Managerial Culture
Recruitment
Diversity

5

What is an executive agency?

An agency responsible for the delivery of government policy that is subordinate to a government department but enjoys significant autonomy in its day to day operations

6

What roles were designated to executive agencies?

Policy implementation and delivery of public service to exec agencies (eg. HM Prison Service)

7

Define Whitehall

The UK civil service and government departments, named after the area of London in which many departments are based

8

What is marketization?

The extension of market mechanisms into government and the public sector: for example, by the transfer of the provision of public services to the private sector

9

What percentage of Civil servants were ethnic minorities by 2015?

10.5

10

What percentage of Senior Civil Servants are women?

38.7

11

How much has the Civil Service shrunk in recent years

2010-480,000
2015-406,000

12

Name 4 different concerns about reforms

Fragmentation
Markets and Agencies (eroded public service ethos)
Accountability (blurred lines of)
Politicisation (Govs exerting too much political pressure on CS)

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