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Living on the frontline.  A future for the civil service

Living on the frontline. A future for the civil service

Louise Horner and Alexandra Jones
01 January 2004

There is such as thing as ‘the good bureaucrat’. Both the public and the Government perceive there to be a difference between the ‘essential frontline’, such as teachers and nurses, and those working in ‘nonessential’ bureaucratic roles – for example, tax collectors, benefits administrators, etc – even though they are key workers performing a crucial social and economic function.

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