100,000 shiny arrses to go!

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Ozgerbobble, Jul 12, 2004.

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  1. MORE THAN 100,000 JOBS GO

    More than 100,000 civil servants and officials are to face the axe to release funds for frontline public services, Chancellor Gordon Brown has announced.

    But the plans could spark industrial action, the Public and Commercial Services Union union has warned.

    Unveiling his three-year spending review for Government departments, Mr Brown promised above inflation increases for defence and security.

    He told MPs that 84,150 civil service jobs would go, with a further 20,000 posts to be cut from the devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales, and from the Northern Ireland Office.

    Defence spending is set to rise from £9.7bn to £3.4bn by 2008 - a real terms increase of 1.4%.

    Mr Brown said that it represented the biggest sustained increase in defence spending for more two decades.

    In addition spending on homeland security is set to double from £1bn to £2.1bn over the period of the review.

    Mr Brown said spending on law and order is to increase by £2.2bn from £12.7bn to £14.9bn, with cash to recruit additional community support and neighbourhood wardens.

    Hs said the increases had been made possible because falls in unemployment and debt repayments had released an extra £26bn for frontline public services.
  2. What they doin buying all those comfy chairs then??? Are they swaping civ serpents for some high tech chairs that could do the job better? :wink:
  3. Probably more jobs needlessly contracted out to Mumbai........... :wink: