Sunak pledges civil service overhaul   

The Scotland event this week marks the seventh hustings of the Conservative leadership campaign, which will conclude on September 2…reports Asian Lite News

Rishi Sunak on Tuesday pledged a major overhaul of the country’s civil service to create a “sharper, leaner” bureaucracy if he takes charge at 10 Downing Street on September 5.

Under a Sunak-led government, they will no longer receive pay rewards based on the longevity of their service but performance instead.

“As Chancellor, I saw parts of the British Civil Service at its best, delivering world class COVID support schemes in record time. But the bloated post-COVID state is in need of a shake up so I will create a sharper, leaner civil service,” said Sunak.

“I’ll press ahead with cuts to back office Civil Service headcount, recruiting and retaining the brightest and best. I’ll strengthen civil servants’ experience beyond Whitehall, allow ministers to bring in more external expertise, and bring in performance pay so we have a truly Rolls Royce service delivering for and accountable to the British people,” he said.

“The future of the United Kingdom is bright but our union must work together, each nation shoulder to shoulder, to get there. We must defeat the collective challenges threatening the health of our public services. Under my plans, the UK government will play its part, but the same must be reciprocated by Holyrood,” said Sunak.

Speaking ahead of hustings in Perth, Scotland, to convince Tory members who will be voting in the postal and online votes to elect a new party leader, Truss said she was “absolutely passionate about Scotland and the United Kingdom” and committed to delivering jobs, growth and opportunity.

The Scotland event this week marks the seventh hustings of the Conservative leadership campaign, which will conclude on September 2.

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