Civil servants are 'woefully unprepared' for 'seismic' changes planned by the ...

Civil servants are 'woefully unprepared' for 'seismic' changes planned by the Tories post-Brexit, warns architect of Boris Johnson's manifesto Rachel Wolf said Mr Johnson and Dominic Cummings want to run 'dynamic state' Age-old practices will be axed and the civil service will be modernised, she said  Civil servants may be asked to sit exams to prove they are fit to work in Whitehall

By Larisa Brown for the Daily Mail

Published: 01:59 GMT, 2 January 2020 | Updated: 01:59 GMT, 2 January 2020

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Pictured: Rachel Wolf, the co-author of the Conservative Party's election blueprint

Pictured: Rachel Wolf, the co-author of the Conservative Party's election blueprint

Civil servants are 'woefully unprepared' for the 'seismic' changes that Downing Street will bring in once Britain has left the EU, the architect of Boris Johnson's manifesto claimed.

Rachel Wolf, the co-author of the Conservative Party's election blueprint, said Mr Johnson and his chief aide Dominic Cummings want to run 'the most dynamic state in the world'.

As part of a large-scale transformation, age-old practices will be axed and the civil service will be modernised from top to bottom, she said.

She warned many officials 'cannot believe the PM and Dominic Cummings mean business' and 'as a result, they seem woefully unprepared for what is coming'.

As part of the wholesale reforms, civil servants could be forced to sit regular exams to prove they are competent to work in Whitehall.

Ms Wolf, who has her own communications firm Public First, said they will also end the 'merry-go-round' of officials changing jobs every 18 months.

Critics claim the revolving door policy prevents civil servants from building up expertise and also allows them to escape the consequences of their mistakes.

Ms Wolf said Boris Johnson (pictured) and his chief aide Dominic Cummings want to run 'the most dynamic state in the world'

Ms Wolf said Boris Johnson (pictured) and his chief aide Dominic Cummings want to run 'the most dynamic state in the world'

Ms Wolf said anyone staying in the same job for longer

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