Civil servant dismissal threat

Civil servants who under-perform could face dismissal under plans to shake up government departments in Whitehall. Perks such as free holidays also face the axe in a major shake-up.

Civil Service Head: Whitehall reforms a 'good plan'

The head of the Civil Service, Sir Bob Kerslake, has tweeted that the announcement later today on reforms to Whitehall is a "good plan" for his colleagues.

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Important announcement today by Francis Maude on Civil Service Reform. This is a good plan that civil servants can and should get behind.

Sweeping changes for a slimmed-down Whitehall

The government wants to change the way Whitehall operates to increase accountability, simplify hierarchies and make sure government departments operate more like businesses.

A pedestrian walks past a sign to Whitehall
A pedestrian walks past a sign to Whitehall Credit: Press Association

Three departments in particular will undergo reviews to make them function more effectively. They are: The Department for Education, Work and Pensions and Communities and Local Government.

The Financial Times looks at what the review is trying to achieve.

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Under-performing civil servants may face dismissal

Plans to shake up the way government departments in Whitehall are run could mean that under-performing civil servants lose their jobs.

According to The Independent Ministers are planning to extend performance-related pay. That could see some staff taking a 10 per cent pay cut if they under-perform.

Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude
Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude Credit: Press Association