Philip Davies – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Cabinet Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Philip Davies on 2014-06-26.

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many grades there are in the Civil Service.

Mr Francis Maude

Arrangements for setting grades below the Senior Civil Service (SCS) are delegated to departments and not held centrally. For the SCS, grading arrangements are determined centrally by the Cabinet Office. There are four main grades in the SCS.

To deliver a flatter structure in the Civil Service, departments are, as set out in the Civil Service Reform Plan, reviewing their structures as part of ongoing change programmes and departmental improvement plans.