British soldiers may be deployed to patrol borders if a planned strike by public sector workers on Nov. 30 goes ahead, Cabinet Secretary Francis Maude said.
The U.K. government is on course to save 8 billion pounds ($13 billion) in the current financial year as a result of efficiency improvements and better financial controls, Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude said.
The U.K. will examine intimidatory tactics by Labor unions with a view to overhauling Britain’s employment laws, Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude said.
Strikes by British public workers next week may prompt the government to tighten laws governing union action, Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude said, as labor unions warned of further protests.
U.K. Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude told Sky News in an interview that the government’s proposals on public pensions would save 3 billion pounds ($4.8 billion) a year.
Widespread strike action planned for Nov. 30 could damage the British economy and result in a government offer to be withdrawn, U.K. Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude said.
The U.K. government will introduce legislation to cap compensation for public-sector workers who lose their jobs at one year’s salary, Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude said.
The worst-performing 10th of British civil servants risk being fired under plans outlined by Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude.
The U.K. Office of Fair Trading and the Competition Commission will merge in a restructuring of government agencies in which 192 bodies will be abolished, Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude said.
"The Malvern Cluster demonstrates cybersecurity is also a business of the future in its own right."
- Francis Maude on Jan 13, 2015