The head of the Civil Service, Sir Bob Kerslake, has tweeted that the announcement later today on reforms to Whitehall is a "good plan" for his colleagues.
Important announcement today by Francis Maude on Civil Service Reform. This is a good plan that civil servants can and should get behind.
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