Civil service cuts outrageous act of vandalism

13 May 2022

As a union representing tens of thousands of civil servants, Prospect has responded strongly to reports that the Prime Minister is proposing major cuts to the civil service.

We have also written a letter of protest to the Prime Minister.

Mike Clancy, General Secretary said:

“This proposal represents an outrageous act of vandalism on our public services.

“Through Brexit and then the pandemic we have never been more reliant in peace time on our civil service.

“Our members are highly skilled and there is a real risk to government delivery from losing their vital expertise. They are vital to what the government want to do whether that is levelling up or pandemic recovery.

“For them these cuts to jobs come on the back of significant real terms cuts in pay.

“The big cuts to public services since 2010 have often proved an expensive error, these proposals risk doubling down on the mistake.”

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