Civil Servants: Political Impartiality

Cabinet Office written question – answered at on 20 October 2023.

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Photo of Julian Knight Julian Knight Independent, Solihull

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what training is provided to civil servants on political impartiality.

Photo of Alex Burghart Alex Burghart The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

Political impartiality is a contractual obligation for civil servants as part of the Civil Service Code, which forms part of the terms and conditions of appointment.

There is a range of specialist training available to all civil servants on the Civil Service Code. The induction training for civil servants also includes material on political impartiality.

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