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My Department had the following numbers of staff by Civil Service grade at
|Civil Service Grade or equivalent||2008||2009||2010||2011||2012|
|Higher Executive Officers||561||429||525||508||485|
|Senior Executive Officers||264||255||297||287||310|
|Senior Civil Service (SCS)||155||102||111||109||90|
These figures do not reflect the savings to the public purse from the abolition of the Government Office for the Regions and the regional development agencies and their associated machinery of government changes and reduction in overall staffing; full details can be found in the answers of
The Department is committed to greater transparency in government and now publishes internal workforce management information, including numbers of staff by Civil Service grade, for both the Department and its arm’s length bodies on a monthly basis on both the Department’s website and data.gov.uk.
Based on current estimates (which reflect accounting consequences from machinery of government changes), the DCLG Group is reducing its annual running costs by 41% in real terms by 2014-15. This equates to net savings of at least £532 million over this spending review period.