Civil service cuts must be formally dropped

7 October 2022

Prospect has responded to media reports that the government will back track on plans to cut 91,000 roles.

Mike Clancy, General Secretary of Prospect union, said:

“Civil servants deserve better than constant briefings about the security of their jobs to the press and any announcement should be made formally and alongside a withdrawal of proposals to reduce redundancy terms for staff.

“Until that happens, dedicated public servants will remain concerned for their future. After 12 years of cuts and now soaring inflation which means more huge real term budget cuts pushing services to the brink, the idea that further ‘efficiency savings’ can be found in departmental budgets is absurd.”

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