Mr Case, within the letter to civil servants on Thursday night, acknowledged the work cuts would be “challenging” which civil service staffing had full-grown “substantially” since 2016, part as a result of the pandemic.

“We should contemplate however we are able to contour our men and equip ourselves with the abilities we want to be a good simpler, lean and the cupboard secretary added the prime minister believed “this matters all the additional at a time once the govt. is targeted on dominant expenditure and delivering the most effective doable value for taxpayers in difficult circumstances”.

On Friday, the prime minister’s spokesman aforementioned it absolutely was up to government departments to “come forward with their plans” to chop workers numbers – and refused to pre-empt any specific measures.

“It’s vital for the civil service to be as economical as doable and make certain there is not any duplication,” they extra, saying changes in technology may enable departments to figure otherwise.

“It’s right that the general public would expect the govt. to create positive we have a tendency to are spending taxpayers’ cash as with efficiency as potential.”


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