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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.

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Perks 'under review' in civil service overhaul

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

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