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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

Welcoming the report from the Home Affairs Select Committee on the delivery of Brexit by the Home Office, FDA National Officer Helen Kenny said: “As we made clear in our evidence to the Committee, civil servants are committed to delivering the best possible Brexit outcomes for the Government, but to do so ministers must urgently clarify their intentions and deliver the consequent resources to turn these into a reality...

14 February 2018
Press release

Brexit Minister Steve Baker has been forced to apologise for undermining the civil service.

01 February 2018

Responding to the latest comments in the House of Commons by Brexit minister Steve Baker, FDA General Secretary Dave Penman said: "To stand at the despatch box and refuse to challenge a half-baked conspiracy theory about the civil service – one that is even now being disowned by its supposed source – is the height of irresponsibility from a serving minister...

01 February 2018
Press release

Responding to remarks made in the House of Commons this afternoon by Steve Baker, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union, FDA General Secretary Dave Penman said: “Steve Baker’s comments in Parliament are supposed to represent the considered view of the government...

30 January 2018
Press release

Vicky Johnson, President of the Association of Revenue and Customs (ARC), responds to a Public Accounts Committee report on HMRC.

12 January 2018
Press release

The failure of Britain’s political leadership over Brexit has left civil servants exposed to insults and scapegoating, says FDA General Secretary Dave Penman.

04 January 2018 | By Dave Penman

Ministers must provide “urgent clarity” on the UK’s post-Brexit immigration system to avoid placing “unrealistic expectations” on already-stretched staff.

29 November 2017

FDA Assistant General Secretary Naomi Cooke responds to Chancellor Philip Hammond's Autumn Budget 2017.

22 November 2017
Press release

The government has admitted that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will need to hire between 3,000 and 5,000 extra staff to be “ready for all scenarios” following Britain’s exit from the European Union.

21 November 2017
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