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Cuts Watch #158: DirectGov

28 Jul 2010, by in Cuts Watch

Last week, the Prime Minister issued a written Ministerial statement on machinery of Government changes. It stated that Directgov would be moving from DWP to the Cabinet Office and that further details on these changes would be available in a written report that would be placed in the House of Commons Library. We have now seen a copy of this report (which does not yet appear to be available online), which states that Direct Gov currently employs 172 staff, and that:

“DirectGov funding will be reduced by a third over the Spending Review period, together with the funding for the digital teams based in the Cabinet Office.”

Given that the Government is keen to move to online services delivery as a means to save money, these cuts seem particularly short sighted.

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    Jul 29th 2010, 2:27 pm

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  3. ali
    Sep 8th 2010, 1:47 am

    what can the public do to help get public sector jobs safe.

  4. Nicola Smith

    Nicola Smith
    Sep 8th 2010, 5:22 pm

    Ali – the TUC will shortly be launching its All Together For Public Services campaign – keep checking our website for details of how you can get involved: http://www.tuc.org.uk/industrial/tuc-18374-f0.cfm

    Nicola