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The FDA has now received the outcome of our judicial review regarding the Civil Service Code and the Safety of Rwanda Act.

09 July 2024

The FDA has written to ministers to raise concerns that the government’s Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill places civil servants in a conflict between their professional and legal obligations and instructions from elected ministers.

14 March 2024

Dave Penman criticises new government guidance on ECHR rulings that places civil servants between serving ministers and professional obligations.

18 January 2024

General Secretary Dave Penman explains why the FDA has now begun the legal process which may ultimately result in a Judicial Review application, following the Prime Minister’s decision that the Home Secretary did not breach the Ministerial Code.

10 December 2020 | By Dave Penman

FDA calls for “an independent and transparent process where bullying and harassment allegations against ministers can be dealt with effectively, free from political interference.”

24 November 2020

FDA General Secretary Dave Penman calls for urgent decision on investigation into bullying allegations against the Home Secretary.

06 October 2020

FDA General Secretary Dave Penman has announced the commencement of legal action from former Home Office Permanent Secretary Sir Philip Rutnam.

21 April 2020

When looking at the causes of the Windrush scandal, FDA secretary Dave Penman suggests Amber Rudd should "consider the political strategy and rhetoric adopted by her government over many years, rather than suggesting it is individual civil servants who have lost their focus."

19 April 2018
FDA in the news

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

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
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