It is now very clear that Dominic Cummings is running the government. He hates the civil service and wants reforms. The head of the civil service has announced his resignations. He wants to take power away from the cabinet office. What are his reforms plans? Will they work?
I can understand why in a digital age the analogue structure of government might need reform, but that is not the motive. Blaming the civil service for the mass deaths caused by Mr Johnson's inaction in March and then not sacking Mr Cummings is wrong.
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Either way, kind of hard to give them a higher workload as they already do all the functions of government..
That did remind me I once did university recruitment for the civil service at Swansea Uni. Nobody knew what 'our company' was.
Generous salary and pension?
The CIO of HMRC earns £185k. Add 25% for employer pension, round up. That's £250k.
Their boss, the Perm Sec, £200k salary, similarly about £250k, call it £300k if you like.
58,000 staff, £4bn budget, over £1tn revenue.
You really think those compensation packages are competative....?
The CEO of Marstons (now outside the FTSE350) is on base pay of over £600k, 15% pension on top (ignoring historic final salary scheme). 14,000 staff and revenue of about £1bn. HMRC are the ones paying over 90% of their staff and yet Ralf gets all the pub lunches he likes.
Then again, given technology never works... the number of times the government have tried to automate things and failed being a testament.
Equally, what makes you think firing thousands of people is conductive to a good work environment? Given it is CS who make the country run, no one else.