Savings Measures - Duty Rumour for Dec

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by Papa_Lazarou, Dec 9, 2009.

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  1. 10% redundancy for the Armed forces being considered. Apparently the money saved from undermanning was taken and spread out elsewhere to keep the ship afloat. Now with 100% manning the money is needed, but not there, driving us further into the abyss.

    Discuss.
     
  2. Its a duty rumour, sources must be anon.
     
  3. I've heard they're going to transfer the entire regular army into the TA... that way when money gets tight in the future they can just tell you all to 'mark-time' until the next financial year.
     
  4. Careful what you joke about it may be thought of as a good policy
     
  5. msr

    msr LE

    Given the budget management skills of the MOD this would not be a surprise.

    msr
     
  6. I heard that one of the options they were looking at was that they would close down BFG. All the posts for the Army in Germany would be redundancies ! It was from a mad SO2 though...
     
  7. The usual rumours about the reduction of three inf bn in the next SDR - not really in year savings but a good rumour (from a credible source none the less)
     
  8. No chance of getting rid of some of the civil service then,no thought not.
     
  9. mysteron

    mysteron LE Book Reviewer

    I think you will be surprised how much the MoD CS is in for a spanking in the next SDR. Even the internal propaganda machineis talking about further streamlining to increase efficiency (read: lose people).

    The Army will also feasibly see reductions in support staff (such as stores, clerical, 3rd line maint, logs) with a view of transferring to the MoD CS (cheaper to have a civvy clerk that an AGC Cpl) irrespective of the rights and wrongs of such a course of action. That would add credence to a reduction in manpower of 10% in the Armed Forces.

    Add losing 3 Inf Bns, an RAF Sqn and decomission a grey dinghy or two and it will all stack up to culling approx 10,000 uniform and losing about 20,000 CS (if the union will swallow it).

    The biggest challenge the next government has is forcing the union into accepting that the taxpayer simply cannot afford to subsidise the CS forever and that modernisation and rationalisation across all Governmental departments supported by the CS is now simply unavoidable.
     
  10. Yesterday's PRB hit us twice; once with the increase in NI and twice with the news that the ring-fenced budgets do not include ours.

    Suggestions from some commentators are that the cuts that will be imposed on ministries such as ours will be in the order of 10-15% from 2011 onwards.

    Ouch.

    Litotes
     
  11. Wonder when the top top brass are going to be man enough to turn around and tell the incumbent government to "fcuk off we're under resourced"

    Wouldnt that be a sight
     
  12. mysteron

    mysteron LE Book Reviewer

    4EM - already happened with the good Rev. Look where that got him. Masses of support from Joe Civvy and the Forces - a prompt two fingers and sling yer hook from Downing St.

    labour will simply remove the dissenters from office. They did it with the Forces, they did it with their scientific advisors, they do it all over the place. Although, I dohear that the Emperor has a new set of clothes......
     
  13. We can't afford to go to war any more.

    In future perhaps we can just use harsh language and empty rhetoric. Is there a demob course in that yet?
     
  14. Replace the proposed 3 Infantry Bn cuts with 3 Bns made up of civil servants and social workers,war over by Christmas.