Like all government departments in the UK, the Ministry of Defense (MOD) has had its share of budget cuts. In order to reduce costs, the MOD has resorted to reduction in front line staff, delaying in development of its weapons, and mass redundancies with its so called softer areas – its civilian staff.
MOD's target for reduction in its civilian staff over the next 3 years is 25,000 employees. As part of this staff reduction program, MOD was hoping to make about 4,000 staff redundant this year. The MOD was pleasantly surprised when it received 8,000 voluntary applications for redundancies. Combination of a generous redundancy package and the fact that many of the civil servants are now beginning to accept the reality and want to move on, has doubled the expected take up. The MOD has now decided not to slow down and make 8,000 jobs redundant instead of the … Read More