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About Government Economic Service

Who we are

The Government Economic Service (GES ) is one of the Civil Service Professions and is the professional body for economists in the UK public sector.

GES encourages the good use of economics in government and maintains high standards of Fast Stream entry. There is an externally moderated continuous professional development scheme.

For government, economics is about decision-making on the basis of analysis and evidence, using explicit weightings on both ethical considerations and expected outcomes.


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    The facts

    Organisation's locations: 
    Various locations in England, mainly London
    Employer size: 
    1001 to 5000 employees