Among the reforms to Whitehall departments which are expected to be unveiled by Cabinet Office minster Francis Maude today are:
- Perks such as free holidays axed
- End to clothing allowances
- Departments more concentrated on delivering Government policy
- Flexible working arrangements under review
- Rights reviewed for having time off for the Queen’s Birthday
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.
The Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude has insisted there is no need for anyone to "rush" to a petrol station. But he has advised people that having "a bit of petrol in a jerry can in the garage is a sensible precaution to take."
Cabinet minister Francis Maude has said that although the Government is doing all it can to keep up fuel supplies, alternative plans using military personnel are being put in place because "the last thing the country needs is (to be) brought to a standstill by irresponsible union action"
Cabinet Minister Francis Maude has told ITV's Daybreak that Peter Cruddas' cash for access claims are "embarrassing and wrong, and not true. "
"That's not the way we do business and raise money, and we're very clear about that."
He says that five years ago cross-party talks got "so close" to agreeing on an individual donation cap but were "frustrated at the very last minute" by Labour.