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.
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
Read the full articles:
Public sector pay capped for fifth year as 95,000 strike over Whitehall reformsThe Telegraph
UK Budget 2013: Unions warn on public sector restraintsThe Financial Times
Budget 2013: the public sector viewCity A.M.
Budget 2013 - implications for the civil serviceSir Bob Kerslake's blog at www.civilservice.gov.uk
Public servants could now get bonuseswww.publicservice.co.uk
Rutnam: 'Keep on taking risks'Civil Service World