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Media update: 21 March 2013

FDA mentions

21 March

FDA general secretary Dave Penman is quoted in today's Telegraph, Financial Times and City A.M. responding to yesterday's Budget, which included confirmation of further departmental spending cuts of 1% and the extension of the 1% public sector pay cap until 2015/16. The FDA also issued a press release following the Budget.

Penman said: “The Government must look not just at the cost of the civil service, but also its value.  Continual cuts to departmental budgets and increased demand is not a sustainable long-term option. Something has to give and the Government needs to come clean about what sort of public service it wants to provide and make sure it is properly resourced. 

“FDA members have seen massive job cuts, their pay frozen, the imposition of a pension levy and now an extended pay cap. Two-thirds of senior civil servants are already looking for jobs elsewhere. Unless the Government addresses the key issues of recognition, reward and resources, both the Government and the public will lose the skills and experience needed to deliver world-class public services.” 

Read the full articles:

Public sector pay capped for fifth year as 95,000 strike over Whitehall reforms
The Telegraph

UK Budget 2013: Unions warn on public sector restraints
The Financial Times

Budget 2013: the public sector view
City A.M.

General interest

21 March

Budget 2013 - implications for the civil service
Sir Bob Kerslake's blog at www.civilservice.gov.uk 

Public servants could now get bonuses

Rutnam: 'Keep on taking risks'
Civil Service World

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