How Change in PM Will Affect Plans to Downsize Civil Service

Posted September 26, 2022 by tclrec_com

Liz Truss, the new Prime Minister, supports the civil service downsizing plan, causing concerns that the cuts may go ahead despite public opposition. But the demand for civil service roles remains.
[UK, 26/09/22] The UK's former prime minister, Boris Johnson, announced plans in May to reduce the number of civil servants in the country by almost 20% without sacrificing the frontline workers, in line with the government's goal of reducing costs as the pandemic subsides. About 91,000 jobs will be cut in total.

With the recent change in prime minister from Boris Johnson to Liz Truss, it is unclear how these plans will be affected. Liz Truss backs the plans for the civil service downsizing, vowing to run a leaner and more efficient government by cutting civil service salaries to recover £11bn within a year. However, the implications may be more complicated, as the civil service is a complex and vital part of the government.

Concerns and Possible Implications

Many have argued that this will harm the quality of public services, as experienced and qualified staff will be lost. The public also fears that this will disproportionately impact women and ethnic minority groups, as they are more likely working in the sectors being cut. There is also concern that this will further damage the morale of civil servants, who have already been working under difficult conditions during the pandemic.

Unions are also concerned about the potential implications of these cuts. The work of civil servants is often vital for the smooth running of government, and cutting their numbers could lead to more significant problems down the line. If the remaining civil servants are overworked and underpaid, this could lead to more industrial action and strike action.

Continuous Demand

Despite this, public sector firms still see high demand for civil servants, indicating that the role is still valuable due to its stability and security and the excellent pension scheme. To meet this demand, Triumph Consultants Ltd, a public sector recruitment firm, continues placing top talents in various civil service positions across the UK.

About Triumph Consultants Ltd

Triumph Consultants Ltd is a recruitment firm that supplies personnel to the UK public sector. They provide qualified staff for a wide range of administrative and emergency services roles. With years of experience, they have a proven track record in delivering top staff to meet the needs of the public sector.

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Last Updated September 26, 2022