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Government lip-service to public sector reform revealed

The Press Association has today issued the details of a research project carried out over the last few weeks into public sector bonuses. In a damning indictment of the UK government's promise to reform the public sector it reveals that almost £130 million has been paid out to civil servants in the UK over the last year. This equates to almost £2.5 million a week on "performance related bonuses" at a time when public services are under pressure with taxpayer's seemingly investing more money for fewer services. So how can this happen?

It is no secret that the UK public sector has ballooned in size over the last decade and become more and more of a burden for UK taxpayers. Not only have we seen an increase in salaries payable to public sector workers but we have also seen a massive increase in pension contributions funded by the taxpayer. Even though the UK government, after a similar message from the Tory party, has promised to reform the public sector and reduce investment in the short to medium term, this appears to be nothing but lip service. The revelation that £130 million in bonuses has been paid out at a time when hundreds of thousands of people are losing their jobs in the private sector is shocking to say the least.

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