To minimize government spending, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is focusing on public service

To minimize government spending, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is focusing on public service

The Institute for Government, a think tank, estimated the savings to the public finances could be around 3.6 billion pounds ($4.38 billion) a year. In the current financial year, the government is expected to borrow around 99 billion pounds. With the risk of Britain slipping into a recession rising, the government is under pressure to provide more support to households, who are facing rising costs for energy supplies and food. But the public finances are already stretched after a pandemic response that cost hundreds of billions of pounds. Asked if the job cuts were a return to “austerity” measures, Britain’s minister for Brexit opportunities, Jacob Rees-Mogg, told Sky News: “I don’t think it is, because what is being done is getting back to the efficiency levels we had in 2016. That’s a perfectly reasonable and sensible ambition.” “The administration, the negotiations, most of the work in relation to Brexit has been completed,” he said.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has directed his ministers to reduce the number of civil sector employment to levels observed before the United Kingdom’s 2016 referendum to exit the European Union, as part of what the government claims is a plan to deliver for taxpayers. Johnson is attempting to decrease costs at a time when millions of Britons are grappling with rising food and fuel prices, focusing on a workforce that has grown in response to Brexit and the COVID-19 outbreak. The spokesperson said in a statement on Friday that “the PM and ministers are clear that the civil service does an amazing job delivering for the public and driving progress on the government’s priorities.” “But when people and businesses across the country are facing rising costs, the public rightly expect their government to lead by example and run as efficiently as possible.” British that the government planned to cut 91,000 jobs, or almost one in five public sector workers.

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