'efficiency savings'

  peter99co 13:04 07 Dec 2009

I wonder what the true cost of making all these "savings" will be.

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Civil servants moved out of London. Relocation usually means they all need the offices redesigning to cater for the "new" occupants.

Everytime a new manager came into our local council offices they changed all the phones and computer systems round. The true cost was never given for this. A BT engineer said it was like painting the Forth Bridge.

  Clapton is God 13:36 07 Dec 2009

"He said overpaid public sector workers would be "named and shamed" and more civil servants moved out of London".

Simple solution:

Substantially reduce the salaries of the overpaid ones.

Get rid of 50% of those that remain.

And let's not forget that the vast majority of bank workers are now, effectively, civil servants now that we taxpayers own most of the UK banks.

  BT 16:49 07 Dec 2009

"Reorganizing the Civil Service is like drawing a knife through a bowl of marbles."

Sir Humphrey will be trying to squirm his way out of this one too.

Yes Minister Quotes..

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  DieSse 17:25 07 Dec 2009

"Gordon Brown has said overpaid public sector workers will be "named and shamed""

The shame is not on them - it's on the people who appoint them, and system that allows it.

  morddwyd 20:03 07 Dec 2009

Seem to have heard all this before.

  peter99co 12:46 09 Dec 2009

They had a Letter Folding machine go wrong somewhere in the news the other day and it posted the letters to the wrong people.

Maybe same incident. They did not know how many letters were involved.

  peter99co 12:49 09 Dec 2009

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