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"the Number Of Civil Servants Has Been On A Downward Trend Since The 1970S."

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There are far fewer civil servants than there were in the 1970s, 1980s and the 1990s.

There are currently about 479,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) civil servants – less than 10% of the total FTE workforce in the public sector.

FTE is a measure that counts staff according to the proportion of full-time hours that they work.

Check evidence: National Office for Statistics – Public sector employment 15 December 2010


Is this factually correct??? :blink:

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Is this factually correct??? :blink:

There is a difference between civil (for example foreign office or treasury) and public servants (i.e. NHS, quangos, teachers and local government) the graph only covers civil and so excludes a lot of the public services job created by Blair and Brown. It is very subjective if there is no explanation with it.

The numbers for civil seem to tie with what I have seen before.

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It looks like the Civil Servants are trying to avoid being part of the austerity cuts. "Already on a downward trend you know - so no need to cut". Yeah right Minister.

Statistics eh. If they were back to pre war levels it would only be good for the country.

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