The timetable for the Public Sector Revolution

If you have not already done so, take a look at the “Cabinet Office Structural Reform Plan“. This is the timetable for the hundred days to change the heart of Government. OGC moved from Treasury to to Cabinet Office last week. The expected pace of change can be seen from the deadlines for reviewing the exit processes for civil servants. The generosity, or otherwise, of these will help determine the scale and nature of change: a rush for the exit and devil take the hindmost, a rear-guard action worthy of the British Army at its most creative (not just stubborn) or a rebirth of creative thinking in what was once the best educated and worst-trained administrative elite in the modern world.

I say worst-trained because so few received even training akin to “finance for non-accountants”, let alone gained technical, professional or management qualifications. PPE at Oxford is an excellent breeding ground for Cabinet Ministers or Permanent Secretaries in times of stability as are the LSE and SOAS for revolutionaries. But Cambridge educates those capable of bringing about lasting change, before spitting most of them out to practice on the real world.


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The only Civil Servants being made to suffer are the older ones who are got rid of to put a younger cheaper model in. The little people who's pension's are around £8k for 33 years' service. Even then they push them into early retirement to claw back most of their teeny pension.

They don't pay redundancy they just make you ill then say you aren't ill and pay you zilch. Wake up little people are being bullied whilst the big lads tick boxes.

Comment from Philip Virgo: it is as well to remember that £8k inflation proofed compares to under £3k, non-inflation proofed which is the average private sector pension. Michelle is, however, quite correct to highlight the brutal games being played under the guise of cost-cutting - including by those planning much more generous personal redundancy for themselves and their peers.