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Senior Civil Servants: Resignations

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 271560, tabled on 1 July 2019

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many officials at (a) grade six, (b) grade seven and (c) SCS1 and above, have left his Department in each quarter of each year since July 2016.

Answered on

4 July 2019

Grade 7 and Grade 6 is currently a combined grade in Cabinet Office known as Band A. The Department also has an additional grade between Band A and SCS1 level known as 'Extended Band A'.

The table below shows how many officials at those grades have left Cabinet Office in each quarter of each year since 1 April 2016.

Quarter

Band A (G6/7 combined)

Extended Band A

SCS1 and above

Q1 16/17

82

0

28

Q2 16/17

69

0

24

Q3 16/17

95

0

18

Q4 16/17

33

0

16

Q1 17/18

65

0

20

Q2 17/18

79

3

8

Q3 17/18

56

2

7

Q4 17/18

59

6

8

Q1 18/19

93

8

14

Q2 18/19

96

3

20

Q3 18/19

71

6

8

Q4 18/19

41

7

20

In the context of the total workforce size, the numbers of leavers in the grades shown represented 14% of the workforce in 2016/17, and 6% in both 2017/18 and 2018/19. This

compares with a figure of 16.5% for the Private Sector.

Answered by

Cabinet Office
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