Archive for the 'civil servants' Category

Lord Chief Justice wanted a pay rise for judges – Daily Telegraph

“The country’s most senior judge has demanded a pay rise for senior members of the judiciary, it has emerged.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Civil servant sues for £300,000 after falling off chair – Daily Telegraph

“A civil servant is suing his government department for £300,000 after he fell off a chair.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st August 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Unions threaten strike action over civil service redundancy deal – The Guardian

“Civil service unions are threatening strike action after the government announced a ‘non-negotiable’ new redundancy deal that will reduce pay-outs for compulsory redundancies from a maximum of more than six years to just one year.”

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The Guardian, 6th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Government accused of declaring war on unions over strike law and redundancy plans – The Guardian

“The government was today (5 July) accused of declaring war on trade unions as ministers moved to cut the redundancy terms of public sector workers and reports emerged of plans to tighten up the law on strike ballots.”

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The Guardian, 5th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Civil service redundancy decision is not quite the victory we thought – The Guardian

“Earlier this month, the Public and Commercial Services Union challenged the government’s attempts to reduce the level of redundancy pay for civil servants, and won. The case has been hailed as a ‘major victory’, but it may not be the triumph it first appears.”

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The Guardian, 28th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina (Public and Commercial Services Union) v Minister for the Civil Service – WLR Daily

Regina (Public and Commercial Services Union) v Minister for the Civil Service [2010] EWHC 1027 (Admin); [2010] WLR (D) 117

“S 2(3) of the Superannuation Act 1972 as amended conferred protection in relation to all entitlements in the principal civil service pension scheme (‘PCSPS’) and the civil service compensation scheme (‘CSCS’) referable to length of service and contributions paid, whether they constituted legal entitlements in the full sense or entitlements as a matter of established and declared administrative practice as set out in any relevant scheme under s 1 of the 1972 Act.”

WLR Daily, 10th May 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Civil servants win redundancy pay court challenge – The Guardian

“A union today won its court case to block cost-cutting measures that threaten the level of redundancy pay for civil servants. Lawyers for the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) successfully argued that changes made to the Civil Service Compensation Scheme without agreement were unlawful.”

Full story

The Guardian, 10th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010

Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 published

Full text of Act (PDF)

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Justice and Home Office: Hundreds of staff to be relocated from capital – The Independent

“Hundreds of civil servants working in the courts and justice system are to lose their jobs or face relocation after Jack Straw announced the abolition of a third of his department’s agencies.”

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The Independent, 25th March 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Secret tribunal appeal for cousin of trans-Atlantic airlines bomber – Daily Telegraph

“The Home Office is attempting to hold an employment tribunal involving the cousin of a convicted terrorist in secret it has emerged.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd March 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Ministers passing too many ‘bad’ laws, say ex mandarins – BBC News

“The way Britain is governed has gone wrong and is in urgent need of reform, a group of former Whitehall chiefs has warned in a highly critical report.”

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BBC News, 27th January 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Default retirement age abolished for top civil servants – Daily Telegraph

“The default retirement age for senior civil servants is to be abolished, the Government announced yesterday, as experts said it paves the way for the rule to be changed for all workers.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st October 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Civil service to consider plans to ban BNP members – The Guardian

“Plans to ban members of the British National Party from working as civil servants are ‘under active consideration’, according to a senior official in one of the civil service unions.”

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The Guardian, 14th September 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Aides releasing ‘inappropriate material’ will face instant dismissal under revised guidelines – The Guardian

“Whitehall advisers were today warned that they will be sacked automatically if they are caught releasing ‘inappropriate material’ to the media.”

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The Guardian, 15th April 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Civil servant fined for leaving documents on train – The Independent

“A high-flying civil servant was today fined £2,500 after leaving top-secret documents on a train.”

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The Independent, 28th October 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Civil servant ‘who left files on train’ to appear in court – Daily Telegraph

“A senior civil servant who allegedly lost highly sensitive intelligence files relating to al-Qaeda and Iraq on a train has been summoned to appear in court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th October 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Internal departmental guidelines for briefing a minister – Ministry of Justice

“A request was made for a copy of the current internal departmental guidelines for briefing a minister. Below are copies of the guidelines requested. These cover submissions and briefings for the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State, other departmental ministers and the Permanent Secretary.”

Full copies of guidelines

Ministry of Justice, 28th March 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Civil Serf blogger faces disciplinary action – OUT-LAW.com

“A senior civil servant who detailed the inner workings of Government has reportedly been suspended pending an investigation into her conduct. The author of the popular Civil Serf blog is reported to have confessed to a Government investigating team.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th March 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Civil servant appointed to run supreme court – The Times

“Jenny Rowe is to be the first chief executive of the UK’s new supreme court when it comes into being in late 2009, Jack Straw, the Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary, has announced.”

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The Times, 18th January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk  

Corrupt MoD official can keep £1.5m – The Guardian

“A corrupt civil servant behind one of the biggest frauds in Whitehall history has managed to avoid paying anything towards a £1.5m confiscation order because the Crown Prosecution Service delayed enforcing it for 11 years, the Guardian has learned.”

Full story

The Guardian, 18th January 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Foreign Office sued for sex and race discrimination – The Independent

“The careers of women and ethnic minority civil servants working at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office are held back by a glass ceiling that is supported by an inherited culture of discrimination, it was alleged yesterday.”

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The Independent, 17th January 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Civil servant who leaked rendition secrets goes free – The Guardian

“Secrets charges against a Foreign Office civil servant were dramatically dropped at the Old Bailey yesterday after it emerged that senior figures within his own department had privately admitted no harm was done by his leaking a series of Whitehall documents.”

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The Guardian, 10th January 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Civil servants face prison for leaving the public vulnerable to dangers of identity theft – The Times

“Civil servants face being jailed for gross failures to safeguard citizens’ personal information under a clampdown following the disappearance of two discs that held the child benefit records of 25 million people.”

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The Times, 18th December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

New rules ban Civil Service memoirs – Daily Telegraph

“Gordon Brown risks angering Whitehall mandarins by trying to prevent them publishing their memoirs after they leave the Civil Service.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th November 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

New rules on terror leaks urged – BBC News

“Officials and police should be subject to new rules covering media briefings on anti-terrorism investigations, human rights organisation Liberty has said.” 

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BBC News, 8th May 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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