30,000 DWP Jobs Could Be Axed If Tories Win The General Election

Government officials have been reported as saying that up to 30,000 DWP staff could be axed, if the Tories win the next general election.

The startling figure represents a significant reduction in the DWP’s 83,000 full-time staff.

But even under a future Labour government, the number of DWP staff could be slashed by up to 20,000.

If true, the reductions would occur gradually over the course of the next parliament.

A spokesperson for the PCS union, who include DWP staff among their members, said:

“If carried through this would devastate the delivery of essential social security support.”

It’s unclear as to whether these cutbacks would affect front-line Jobcentre staff.

Neither the Conservatives nor Labour have confirmed or denied the allegation.

Source – Welfare Weekly, 13 Mar 2015

http://www.welfareweekly.com/30000-dwp-staff-could-be-axed-if-tories-win-the-general-election/

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3 comments

  1. patricknelson750

    Tragic for the nice DWP employees, tragic for the service that will be offered, but…

    for all those DWP employees who have happily followed policies that made other people’s lives a misery
    and will now likely end up suffering under heartless beaurocrats like they themselves would, by their choice, still be…

    Haa Haa!

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