Osborne's 'slash and burn' approach hits public sector recruitment

The Advertiser Series: A new report says North-East jobseekers are paying the price of George Osborne's 'slash and burn' approach to the public sector. A new report says North-East jobseekers are paying the price of George Osborne's 'slash and burn' approach to the public sector.

PUBLIC sector job vacancies in the North-East have been hit hard by George Osborne’s "slash and burn approach" to public services, according to recruitment firm Venn Group.

Vacancy levels fell by 16 per cent between quarter one and quarter two this year, largely as a result of NHS budget restrictions.

Despite this, the report reveals there are pockets where hiring is buoyant, in particular within revenue and benefits, as local authorities use contractors to avoid potential declines in service levels.

Venn Group’s director of operations in the region, Ross Gilder, said: “The results from our analysis reflect the budgetary restraints put on public sector leaders towards the end of the financial year and the impact of Government cuts which are now filtering through to the employment market. Despite this, on the revenue and benefits side, vacancies for contractors have continued to pick up as local authorities seek to plug gaps while filling permanent positions and maintain the service levels they offer.

“In the private sector we’ve seen pockets of industry showing sustained optimism, particularly in the legal arena where conveyancing locums are highly sought after. However, many businesses chose the initial upturn in the economy as a time to bolster headcount and, as a result, are now fully staffed. We believe a number of major organisations are showing caution and using this period as a testing ground for whether recovery is sustainable or not.

"Once they’ve decide that the improvements are here to stay, we predict we’ll see greatly heightened hiring levels towards the end of the year.”

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8:58am Tue 22 Jul 14

Libertarian Party (North) says...

This "problem" was caused by the previous Labour Party government which created masses of unnecessary Public Sector jobs in the Labour heartlands to ensure continued pro-Labour voting habits.

The British State, under both Labour and Coalition have spent £1.3bn that we do not have, by entering into long-term debt which has to be paid down by taxpayers - at the rate we're going by taxpayers whose parents have not been born yet.

There are only two ways of getting out of this spiral of indebtedness. Either all branches of the State have to be cut back to the bare minimum so that the State can live within the means of living taxpayers, reduce taxes which work to suppress Private Sector growth and prosperity, where the majority of us work, or our economic system can be allowed to collapse under the weight of repayments, bringing with it untold misery, widespread breakdown of law and order and everything negative that comes with a society that has ceased to funtion.

Public Sector jobs do not create wealth, they exist off the earnings of the companies and the working man and woman in the Private Sector. I prefer to use the terms Non-Productive and Productive respectively for these two sectors of our economy.

There should be few Non-productive Sector jobs, removing the dead hand of the State from interfering with the profitability of the Productive Sector, which will in turn generate more productive jobs. Two entire government departments that could be abolished in their entirety are DFID and DCMS, which are expensive luxuries that between them have consumed more cash than all the austerity savings to date.
This "problem" was caused by the previous Labour Party government which created masses of unnecessary Public Sector jobs in the Labour heartlands to ensure continued pro-Labour voting habits. The British State, under both Labour and Coalition have spent £1.3bn that we do not have, by entering into long-term debt which has to be paid down by taxpayers - at the rate we're going by taxpayers whose parents have not been born yet. There are only two ways of getting out of this spiral of indebtedness. Either all branches of the State have to be cut back to the bare minimum so that the State can live within the means of living taxpayers, reduce taxes which work to suppress Private Sector growth and prosperity, where the majority of us work, or our economic system can be allowed to collapse under the weight of repayments, bringing with it untold misery, widespread breakdown of law and order and everything negative that comes with a society that has ceased to funtion. Public Sector jobs do not create wealth, they exist off the earnings of the companies and the working man and woman in the Private Sector. I prefer to use the terms Non-Productive and Productive respectively for these two sectors of our economy. There should be few Non-productive Sector jobs, removing the dead hand of the State from interfering with the profitability of the Productive Sector, which will in turn generate more productive jobs. Two entire government departments that could be abolished in their entirety are DFID and DCMS, which are expensive luxuries that between them have consumed more cash than all the austerity savings to date. Libertarian Party (North)
  • Score: 5

9:11am Tue 22 Jul 14

Libertarian Party (North) says...

Libertarian Party (North) wrote:
This "problem" was caused by the previous Labour Party government which created masses of unnecessary Public Sector jobs in the Labour heartlands to ensure continued pro-Labour voting habits. The British State, under both Labour and Coalition have spent £1.3bn that we do not have, by entering into long-term debt which has to be paid down by taxpayers - at the rate we're going by taxpayers whose parents have not been born yet. There are only two ways of getting out of this spiral of indebtedness. Either all branches of the State have to be cut back to the bare minimum so that the State can live within the means of living taxpayers, reduce taxes which work to suppress Private Sector growth and prosperity, where the majority of us work, or our economic system can be allowed to collapse under the weight of repayments, bringing with it untold misery, widespread breakdown of law and order and everything negative that comes with a society that has ceased to funtion. Public Sector jobs do not create wealth, they exist off the earnings of the companies and the working man and woman in the Private Sector. I prefer to use the terms Non-Productive and Productive respectively for these two sectors of our economy. There should be few Non-productive Sector jobs, removing the dead hand of the State from interfering with the profitability of the Productive Sector, which will in turn generate more productive jobs. Two entire government departments that could be abolished in their entirety are DFID and DCMS, which are expensive luxuries that between them have consumed more cash than all the austerity savings to date.
Correction. The figure quoted in my post above should be £1.3 Trillion, not £1.3 Billion.
[quote][p][bold]Libertarian Party (North)[/bold] wrote: This "problem" was caused by the previous Labour Party government which created masses of unnecessary Public Sector jobs in the Labour heartlands to ensure continued pro-Labour voting habits. The British State, under both Labour and Coalition have spent £1.3bn that we do not have, by entering into long-term debt which has to be paid down by taxpayers - at the rate we're going by taxpayers whose parents have not been born yet. There are only two ways of getting out of this spiral of indebtedness. Either all branches of the State have to be cut back to the bare minimum so that the State can live within the means of living taxpayers, reduce taxes which work to suppress Private Sector growth and prosperity, where the majority of us work, or our economic system can be allowed to collapse under the weight of repayments, bringing with it untold misery, widespread breakdown of law and order and everything negative that comes with a society that has ceased to funtion. Public Sector jobs do not create wealth, they exist off the earnings of the companies and the working man and woman in the Private Sector. I prefer to use the terms Non-Productive and Productive respectively for these two sectors of our economy. There should be few Non-productive Sector jobs, removing the dead hand of the State from interfering with the profitability of the Productive Sector, which will in turn generate more productive jobs. Two entire government departments that could be abolished in their entirety are DFID and DCMS, which are expensive luxuries that between them have consumed more cash than all the austerity savings to date.[/p][/quote]Correction. The figure quoted in my post above should be £1.3 Trillion, not £1.3 Billion. Libertarian Party (North)
  • Score: 5

9:54am Tue 22 Jul 14

Kibrickguy says...

Successive governments have got us into debt to the tune of £1.3 TRILLION. This is beyond fiscal incompetence and bordering on criminal. It is certainly immoral to have spent all 'our' lifetime tax revenues to date and several of our children's, children's 'lifetime' tax revenues also. £1.3 trillion equates to aprox £35k for every man women and child in this country. If someone stole £100 from you, you would call the police but because it's government everyone just shrugs it off, yet I'm reality it is no less real... Vote Libertarian!
Successive governments have got us into debt to the tune of £1.3 TRILLION. This is beyond fiscal incompetence and bordering on criminal. It is certainly immoral to have spent all 'our' lifetime tax revenues to date and several of our children's, children's 'lifetime' tax revenues also. £1.3 trillion equates to aprox £35k for every man women and child in this country. If someone stole £100 from you, you would call the police but because it's government everyone just shrugs it off, yet I'm reality it is no less real... Vote Libertarian! Kibrickguy
  • Score: 2

11:33pm Tue 22 Jul 14

jewitt says...

Public Sector workers paying the price for the profligacy of the bankers. The promise was that private sector jobs would replace these jobs but this hasn't materialised because growth in the UK is largely evident in the South. The recovery is unstable and unbalanced.
Public Sector workers paying the price for the profligacy of the bankers. The promise was that private sector jobs would replace these jobs but this hasn't materialised because growth in the UK is largely evident in the South. The recovery is unstable and unbalanced. jewitt
  • Score: -1

3:27am Wed 23 Jul 14

Libertarian Party (North) says...

jewitt wrote:
Public Sector workers paying the price for the profligacy of the bankers. The promise was that private sector jobs would replace these jobs but this hasn't materialised because growth in the UK is largely evident in the South. The recovery is unstable and unbalanced.
So what is the solution then? The typical Northern whine of "There's nowt to do around here", or get up off your ar$e and make something happen for yourself? Non-Productive Sector workers have been cosetted and protected from the realities of life and are just now feeling the pinch. Welcome to the real world! What do you think our lives in the productive sector have been like for the last 8 yeasrs? Other people's money has run out. The State is borrowing your great-great-grandcil
dren's taxes.

Think again. You are being funded by taxpayers whose parents haven't been born yet. How disgusting and selfish is that?

Unlike Non-Productive jobs, Productive jobs do not appear overnight, and are only possible in the first place in an environment where there there is low taxation and limited State interferance.

You are suffering the end result of Socialism and an entitlement culture. You can't continue to live the high life off the backs of productive workers' taxes when they also have to carry masses of unemployed people as well (who cost less than you). It is easy to blame "the bankers" for your problems, isn't it? The fact is, that they did what they were allowed to do by Tony and Gordon's government. (Socialist). The situation was set in motion when President Clinton (Socialist) decided that not lending mortgages to penniless Mexican illegal immigrants was "racist". So, he instructed Freddy Mack and Fanny Mae (Federally controled financial institutions) to lend money to people irrespective of whether they could keep up with the repayments. Nwespapers carried adverts in Spanish, so that fruit pickers could "buy" a hacienda just like the boss. Banks all over the world jumped in to underwrite this massive source of new "business" and Gordon the Broon Buffoon was not regulating financial institutions at the time, because he had "banished the phenomenon of boom and bust", and had saved the world.
[quote][p][bold]jewitt[/bold] wrote: Public Sector workers paying the price for the profligacy of the bankers. The promise was that private sector jobs would replace these jobs but this hasn't materialised because growth in the UK is largely evident in the South. The recovery is unstable and unbalanced.[/p][/quote]So what is the solution then? The typical Northern whine of "There's nowt to do around here", or get up off your ar$e and make something happen for yourself? Non-Productive Sector workers have been cosetted and protected from the realities of life and are just now feeling the pinch. Welcome to the real world! What do you think our lives in the productive sector have been like for the last 8 yeasrs? Other people's money has run out. The State is borrowing your great-great-grandcil dren's taxes. Think again. You are being funded by taxpayers whose parents haven't been born yet. How disgusting and selfish is that? Unlike Non-Productive jobs, Productive jobs do not appear overnight, and are only possible in the first place in an environment where there there is low taxation and limited State interferance. You are suffering the end result of Socialism and an entitlement culture. You can't continue to live the high life off the backs of productive workers' taxes when they also have to carry masses of unemployed people as well (who cost less than you). It is easy to blame "the bankers" for your problems, isn't it? The fact is, that they did what they were allowed to do by Tony and Gordon's government. (Socialist). The situation was set in motion when President Clinton (Socialist) decided that not lending mortgages to penniless Mexican illegal immigrants was "racist". So, he instructed Freddy Mack and Fanny Mae (Federally controled financial institutions) to lend money to people irrespective of whether they could keep up with the repayments. Nwespapers carried adverts in Spanish, so that fruit pickers could "buy" a hacienda just like the boss. Banks all over the world jumped in to underwrite this massive source of new "business" and Gordon the Broon Buffoon was not regulating financial institutions at the time, because he had "banished the phenomenon of boom and bust", and had saved the world. Libertarian Party (North)
  • Score: 2

11:02am Wed 23 Jul 14

Kibrickguy says...

"Public Sector workers paying the price for the profligacy of the bankers"


FYI jewitt:

TOTAL bank bailouts did not exceed £130 billion, our declared National Debt is £1.3 TRILLION, undeclared off balance sheet liabilities such as PFI ( Private Finance Initiatives) and pension liabilities take the debt up to close to a staggering £4 TRILLION , we are bankrupt and insolvent at that level of debt. We are struggling to pay the interest and that with interest rates at record lows almost at zero. This is the elephant in the room that none of the politicians are talking about, mostly because most of them don't realise or understand. When 20 MP's were asked to explain what the difference was with the National Debt and our annual Deficit, only one Steve Baker MP could answer. The rest had no idea... These are the people in charge of our finances and the well being of our future generations...
"Public Sector workers paying the price for the profligacy of the bankers" FYI jewitt: TOTAL bank bailouts did not exceed £130 billion, our declared National Debt is £1.3 TRILLION, undeclared off balance sheet liabilities such as PFI ( Private Finance Initiatives) and pension liabilities take the debt up to close to a staggering £4 TRILLION , we are bankrupt and insolvent at that level of debt. We are struggling to pay the interest and that with interest rates at record lows almost at zero. This is the elephant in the room that none of the politicians are talking about, mostly because most of them don't realise or understand. When 20 MP's were asked to explain what the difference was with the National Debt and our annual Deficit, only one Steve Baker MP could answer. The rest had no idea... These are the people in charge of our finances and the well being of our future generations... Kibrickguy
  • Score: 1

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