Home Office: Staff

Home Office written question – answered on 19th October 2018.

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Photo of Seema Malhotra Seema Malhotra Labour/Co-operative, Feltham and Heston

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what change there has been in staffing levels in his Department since June 2016.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

Between June 2016 and June 2018 there has been an overall 9% increase in staffing levels.

June 2016

June 20181

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1 Figures are reported using ONS Definitions. Since April 17 we have been using a new reporting system which has impacted on civil servant paid and unpaid figures; previously loans to FCO were captured as unpaid but are now recorded in the paid categoryas all costs are re-charged to the Home Office. The paid category only are reported in figures collected by Office for National Statistics (ONS) for the Quarterly Public Employment Survey (QPSES).

Data Source:

1) June 2016: Data View - Office for National Statistics compliant monthly snapshot corporate Human Resources data for Home Office.

2) June 2018: Adelphi - Home Office Human Resources Record System.

Period Covered:

1) As at 30/06/2016

2) As at 30/06/2018

Organisational Coverage: Home Office

Employee Coverage: Data is based on headcount (HC) and Full Time Equivalent (FTE) of paid Civil Servants who were current at the end of the period.

Note: Figues are in line with the Quarterly Public Sector Employment Survey (QPSES) collected by Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Key workforce changes in 2016-17 include:

1 Machinery of Government Change: 59.40 (FTE) Fire & Resilience staff moved to Home Office from the Department for Communities & Local Government

2 Machinery of Government Change: 80.46 (FTE) Civil Service Learning staff moved from Home Office to the Cabinet Office.

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