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In his latest Civil Service World column, FDA General Secretary Dave Penman looks at how the recent series of momentous political events has impacted the civil service.

08 October 2019

The former Programme Director for the Institute for Government's offers her contribution to the Smith Institute's civil service impartiality report.

07 October 2019 | By Jill Rutter

FDA General Secretary Dave Penman has called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to confirm no civil servant will be asked to “breach their obligation under the civil service code”.

12 September 2019

FDA General Secretary Dave Penman warned the Prime Minister not jeopardise civil service impartiality following the revelation of a Cabinet Office document instructing government communications staff to report "unhelpful" Brexit narratives.

16 August 2019
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office Permanent Under Secretary Sir Simon McDonald speaks to Tommy Newell about socio-economics, delivering Brexit and why “impartiality is vital to all civil servants, including diplomats”.

15 August 2019 | By Tommy Newell

Responding to Sajid Javid's recent letter to Sir Jon Thompson, ARC reminds the new Chancellor that departmental civil servants have " been putting a number of options forward for Brexit planning over the past three years."

02 August 2019
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The FDA General Secretary also reminded Boris Johnson that he will be accountable for “any failure of any policy”.

26 July 2019

The General Secretary noted that "there’s a huge difference between bringing in new ideas or radical agendas and implementing untested ideologies which, if they go wrong, will impact upon the delivery of public services to millions of citizens."

25 July 2019
FDA in the news

The General Secretaries of the FDA and Prospect have written to party leaders, asking them to pledge their support for civil service values.

23 July 2019

As well as being quoted on the cover of the Times and writing an opinion piece for Red Box this week, General Secretary Dave Penman has also appeared on Talk Radio defending civil servants.

05 July 2019

The General Secretary argues it's time for confidentiality to be laid aside in his latest Civil Service World column.

04 June 2019

Prior to her appointment as head civil servant at DExEU, Defra Permanent Secretary Clare Moriarty spoke to Tommy Newell about Brexit’s impact and proudly wearing her red shoelaces.

15 April 2019 | By Tommy Newell

FDA General Secretary Dave Penman responds to ERG Vice Chairman Mark Francois's attack on civil servants.

23 January 2019 | By Dave Penman

The FDA is warning members who have volunteered to move due to Brexit to ensure their details are correct.

22 January 2019

Read FDA General Secretary Dave Penman’s latest column for Civil Service World, where he gives his verdict on the Cabinet Secretary and Civil Service Chief Exec’s latest PACAC appearance.

18 January 2019

The FDA sees no reason why the Government should not commit to pay the settled status fee, as many other public and private sector employers have already done.

11 January 2019

ARC President Paula Houghton responds to concerns raised by the PAC regarding HMRC’s Brexit preparations.

05 November 2018 | By Paula Houghton

Assistant General Secretary of the FDA Amy Leversidge discusses Universal Credit and fighting bullying and harassment in Westminster on the Politics Home podcast.

18 October 2018
FDA in the news

Assistant General Secretary Amy Leversidge speaks about Brexit, civil service neutrality and political abuse in this Unions 21 podcast.

15 October 2018
FDA in the news

Matt Ross talks to the Department for Exiting the European Union Permanent Secretary about dealing with the ‘unprecedented challenge’ of Brexit, working alongside the devolved administrations and defending allegations of partisan civil servants.

09 October 2018 | By Matt Ross
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