Public service news updates
The civil service pay remit guidance, published today, represents a final snub from the outgoing prime minister to the civil servants who have kept the government running.
Garry Graham responds to a National Audit Office report showing spending by Whitehall departments on consultants has rocketed. https://www.nao.org.uk/report/departments-use-of-consultants-to-support-preparations-for-eu-exit/
Prospect has received a final offer from Scottish Government for the pay year 2019-20. This offer is very similar to that which Prospect negotiated for members in 2018-19.
It has been reported that government departments have signed contracts worth £160m for external consultants to advise them on Brexit.
Prospect and the Cabinet Office are discussing guidance that will set the parameters for this year’s pay negotiations for thousands of civil servants and other public sector workers.