British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly planning to drastically reduce the number of civil servants to return to pre-Brexit levels.
There are currently around 475,020 full-time civil servants in the UK, an increase of 21% (82,5000 people) since UK citizens voted to leave the bureaucratic European Union in 2016.
Amid the cost of living crisis and ongoing disputes with civil servants over their demands to continue working from home and increase pay, the government is considering laying off about 91,000 civil servants, ITV said. report.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the plan said that much daily mail: “To reduce the cost of living, we need to reduce the cost of the government.”
Johnson explained: “Why do passports cost so much? This is often because costs have increased over the years to support the costs of the organizations providing them.
“What are the main drivers of that cost? Number of people. If we could do more with AI, it could potentially be cheaper.”
The government, which has burdened the British public with the highest tax burden since the 1950s, has argued that curtailing civil service services could cut the cost of operating Whitehall by £3.5 billion a year.
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However, it is unclear whether the government will actually follow the layoffs or whether it is a negotiating tactic with the civil servants’ union, which is in conflict with the government over the ability of civil servants to continue working. Even at home, even abroad, despite the government lifting all coronavirus lockdown restrictions.
The FDA union, representing senior civil servants, insisted that “work is no longer a place, but a thing to do” and pledged to “resist the government’s indiscriminate demands for the return of civil servants.”
The union has demanded that civil servants be able to decide where it is best to work rather than work in a government office.
FDA Secretary-General Dave Penman said, “This culture war on civil servants must stop…
The government’s Brexit Opportunity and Government Efficiency Minister Jacob Rees-Mogg made headlines last month with notes on the empty desks of public officials, accusing the union of displaying a “lazy” work ethic.
“The extreme nature of this action overwhelms the game. It undermines many hard-working civil servants by giving the false impression that they want to be lazy like union leaders,” said Rees-Mogg. said telegraph.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson is also calling on civil servants to return to work: “We need to get back into the habit of going into the office and going to work.
“There will be many who disagree with me, but I believe that people are more productive, more energetic and full of ideas when they are surrounded by other people.”
In addition to the debate over telecommuting, officials are also at odds with the government’s plan to crack down on illegal immigration by sending boat migrants to the East African country of Rwanda. According to the report, deep national workers in the Ministry of Home Affairs threatened to strike if the government carried out its plans.
This month, former Australian ambassador to London, George Brandis, argued that the UK government’s deep ‘hostility’ to Brexit existed within civil servants. The best trade agreement the government has achieved since leaving the European Union (EU).
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