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Cuts Watch #130: Crown Prosecution Service

15 Jul 2010, by in Cuts Watch

The Guardian reports having seen the Crown Prosecution Service’s draft submission to the Treasury. It says that a 25 per cent cut would “damage frontline services” and a 40 per cent cut would cause “a fundamental change in the government policy on prosecution of criminal offences.” A “business transformation” that would cut 1,820 staff  (22 per cent of the total) would still only deliver 86 per cent of the lower target.

PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka has responded, saying that cuts on this scale “would make it virtually impossible for the staff that remain to adequately deal with workloads and prosecute cases effectively.”

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