Ministers are ‘picking number out of air’ for civil service job cuts, says union

Headcount reduction of 90,000 civil servants is ‘unrealistic’ and poor way to manage government, says FDA union chief

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Ministers are “picking a number out of the air” when setting civil service staffing targets amid reports the government wants to reduce its headcount by about 90,000, the head of a union has said.

The prime minister is understood to have given the cabinet the task of cutting staff by a fifth, saying every bit of cash saved on government spending could be better used elsewhere.

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