Monday, April 19, 2010

Ouch!!

More than 500,000 public sector jobs at risk in post-election spending squeeze

More than 500,000 public sector jobs could be axed in the next five years under a post-election squeeze on spending, it was claimed today. The figure is far greater than any of the major political parties are forecasting, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. The jobs cull could lead to a 10 per cent reduction in the 5.8million public sector workforce, 'dwarfing' anything in the party election manifestos, the CIPD said.

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28 thoughts on “Ouch!!

  • Dave_the_box says:

    Labour have employed just under a million extra public sector workers since they came to power (with arguably no benefit in services), so 500,000 is only half the potential number.

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  • The Champagne corks will be popping in the ‘Mark’ household tonight after this great news story.

    It might be Mrs Mark’s lucky night……. then again, perhaps not!

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  • happy mondays says:

    Oooooouuuuuch, that’s gotta hurt!

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  • smugdog misses the point

    again

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  • More than 500 000 potential entrepreneurs to be given a kick in the pants.

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  • mark wadsworth says:

    So?

    Add to that the 2.1 million taxpayer funded jobs not included in the above = 8.1 million, out of which only about two million are properly frontline (nurses, teachers, doctors, coppers, soldiers, social workers, firemen, coastguards, prison officers etc) whose combing annual salaries might be about £70 billion, i.e. roughly one tenth of total annual government spending.

    Even if you quadruple that for other overheads, cars, kit, medicines, back office staff etc, add on £160 billion for welfare and pensions and £50 billion for loan and interest repayments, we could get the annual public sector deficit down to to a £40 billion annual surplus.

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  • Smugdog understands the “sold to rent” brigade’s aspirations ever so well.

    So don’t dare to paint a “first time buyer” caring picture.

    It just don’t wash ol pal.

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  • time to ignore smugdog totally, only a child would respond the way he or she does

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  • So what will this mean for house prices. 500K times average salary is a big hole in the economy…..

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  • I think the CIPD guy is living in the clouds almost as much as the rest of the country if he thinks the digital and creative sector will grow to take up the slack .

    A lot of companies will give ex-civil servants a wide bearth so it’s going to be extra difficult for many of them .

    None of our politicians have the guts to make cuts of even this scale , let alone the scale which is needed to get ourselves out of this mess .

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  • Quote from Dailymail comment:
    If had a job with the words ‘outreach’ ‘diversity’ or ‘co-ordinator’ in the job description, I would be worried.

    Hope this leaves all the ‘useful’ coppers, nurses, teachers etc out of the cull….

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  • The sold to rent brigade wheel out the plight of FTB’s when prices are rising in the same way the home-owner-ists wheel out the plight of families when prices are falling.

    At the end of the day houses are casino chips to be gamed in the same way as everything else on this planet. The powers that be need to implement laws or taxes to stop this casino-style gambling operation from hurting innocent people on both sides of the coin, but they never will.

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  • letthemfall says:

    MW “Even if you quadruple that for other overheads,… ”

    Why the arbitrary factor of 4? Don’t forget defence equipment – a good few billion there.

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  • either way – I dont think mark is rejoicing in the Gordon Brown idiocy that put the uk in the position where these cuts are necessary – which is what I thought smugdick was suggesting

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  • “At the end of the day houses are casino chips to be gamed in the same way as everything else on this planet. The powers that be need to implement laws or taxes to stop this casino-style gambling operation from hurting innocent people on both sides of the coin, but they never will.”
    — The government are the gamblers. Guy Fawkes… calling Guy Fawkes… Any necromancers in the house?

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  • paranoia blue says:

    It is rather sad, when objective posting is erroneously portrayed as being biased – especially, when we’ve had to endure years of total VI distortion, from a host of sources. In fact, we are still having to stomach it, in their final death throes!!!

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  • “I have come to the conclusion that we are in essence serving our brain. Our body is merely a way for our Brain to enjoy this universe…”
    — Question starts post implicit assumption of purpose. Our body and brain are both necessary parts of an organism which happens to be good at sustaining itself in the Earth environment. We carry on because we eat, we don’t eat to carry on.

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  • Chris Giften says:

    Good, 500,000 less. Can’t we go for 1,000,000? The most unproductive, strike prone, sick leave taking, interfering, unhelpful and for the most part pointless group in society. I say reduce the public sector to the absolute minimum required to run basic services.

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  • That must be damned good rum cap’n.

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  • I’m with you TC. Not the drugs mind as I find reality (whatever that is) pretty wierd.

    I was saving for a house but blew a fair chunk of the deposit on a spanky new car. Couldn’t really see the house thing happening, and its all got so silly anywhay now that any crash is going to be so humugous that I’ll be able to sell the car in a couple of years and buy two or three houses.

    If there is no crash then there is no point in having money unless you are seriously loaded. If you have a bit put aside then the govt will take it away. So best to have nothing then everything gets paid for.

    Mad, sad and soon to be bad.

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  • vacuouspolitician says:

    The unpleasant truth…I’ll let you work out what…

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  • “Chicken or egg ” — this is no chicken and there are no eggs. Unless… I ran out of bacon because I ran out of eggs – No – I simply ran out of bacon. Chicken egg is an issue of sequence. Bacon egg is an issue of reason. You religious lot start your questioning after the assumption of purpose. Somehow the arguments require reason at the start, then abandon it. The non-existence of a god is not a big deal, you just have a little newbie anxiety. Relax, have some opiate. No need to get excited about it. You’ll feel wonderfully free after a while, and all sorts of things will make sense. Just because you have no purpose is no reason not to wander around aimlessly.

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  • The Captain’s been on the rum again (or some Class “A” substance) LOL

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  • Good luck with that Captain, btw whatever happened to the economic voice?

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  • Smuggy, saw this and thought of you :

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  • TC – keep the faith pall, as it’s always darkest before dawn. Unfortunately there’s probably 5.5hrs to go!

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  • “non Christian who had come to realise the futility of life without God.”
    — Mr G is also islamophobic. Futility of life – for a lot of things you can simply replace ‘God’ with ‘I’, same thing that baffles the socialists.

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  • @27 Nice work TC!

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