A capabilities plan for the civil service was published with the stated aim of creating a more skilled, unified organisation that provides value for the taxpayer. The plan identified 4 priority areas for development across the civil service:
leading and managing change
commercial skills and behaviours
delivering successful projects and programmes
and redesigning services and delivering them digitally
One year on, the Capabilities Plan – 2014 Annual Refresh reviews progress and achievements to date, and sets out actions for the next period.
Civil servants who wish to understand what they should be doing to improve their skills in these priority areas should read the Priority Learning Guide.