Public law basics

Library/Research Exercise

How the Civil Service is run is shown in the Act of Constitutional Reform Governance 2010. Why the service is important and significant is because it helps run the operation of the government in the UK. The service aids the government with implementing policies and creating services for the public. Ministers have a member of the civil service accountable to them and following that chain of command the Minister is consecutively accountable to the Parliament. Civil servants will participate in a fair and open competition and based on their Merits they will be selected and then obliged to work hard and remain dedicated. The servants will have to make an obligation to the service and to follow their standards of conduct. Their core values are as follows:

Honesty is being truthful. It involves being frank with the work produced and the facts that are found. When an issue has risen it must be corrected and resources should be used only for only legitimate beneficial purposes not for however, personal gain or even interest. When being honest it’s important to never mislead members of the Parliament or become subjective by pressures externally by acting dishonestly.

Objectively is carefully constructing information for guidance and making decisions based solely on thorough examination of evidence found. It involves providing information and also advice to ministers. It will be based on the evidence found and efficiently constructed with options and facts. It does not involve disregarding solid facts of evidence or withholding them for members of parliament.

Impartiality is the final core value taken from the service code. In order to do this a servant will act only according to the case merits and will treat all members of the government equally no matter what party they are from. This involves following and performing duties which is fair for everyone. personal political agendas must not be used to influence judgements. Servants must remain composed, unbiased and level headed.

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