All posts tagged "Prospect"

  • Chancellor Jeremy Hunt speaking with prime minister Rishi Sunak in October 2022. Photo: No 10 Downing Street Flickr
    UK chancellor caps size of civil service

    UK chancellor Jeremy Hunt has announced he will cap the size of the UK civil service at its current headcount as part of a renewed government effort to reduce the

    • Posted October 3, 2023
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  • UK abandons redundancy cap following legal challenges

    The UK government has repealed new regulations that limited exit payments for departing public sector staff to £95,000 (US$132,000), after its policy was challenged in the courts by unions and

    • Posted February 15, 2021
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  • UK civil servants’ pay rise lower than other public sector workers’

    Senior civil servants in the UK are to get a 2% pay rise, outgoing chancellor Philip Hammond announced on Monday, rejecting the recommendations proposed by a salary review board. The

    • Posted July 28, 2019
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  • UK unions launch legal challenge over pay offer

    Unions representing civil servants have launched a legal challenge to the government’s proposed pay settlement, which offered an average rise of no more than 1.5%. In June, the government announced

    • Posted August 19, 2018
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  • UK unions join to condemn paltry pay rises

    All three UK civil service unions have joined forces to call for the government’s latest pay guidance to be scrapped, labelling the consultation process “shambolic and contemptible”. In a show

    • Posted July 1, 2018
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