The competing pressures of spending guidelines .v. Agency demands, complicated by the refusal of large numbers of contractors to meekly lie down, means that there is a slowly growing skills gap in the public sector. But don’t get me wrong, the overrated, under skilled, overpaid, underperforming temp staff are still in post. Because of course, the highly skilled, value adding contributors to effective business process have all either, run for the hills, or become “project staff” out of scope of the new legislation, in many cases leaving the skill challenged behind, and that’s just in the support areas :-
In the clinical areas of the NHS, and no doubt in other critical service areas throughout the public sector, there is a slow painful crippling of the system, Consultants, Doctors, Therapists, Blood testers, wig sizers et all are slowly drifting away, because the small businesses they have created to support their NHS work are being attacked by a government hell bent on applying a view of “fairness” so oblique as to be unworkable
The public sector is a large unwieldy beast and just as there are thousands who fail to inspire, there are tens of thousands who actively choose to forgo personal gain for the greater good, whether it’s a Teacher in Norwich, an HCA in Bristol or an Accountant in London, all have made the active choice to put themselves second, and are being rewarded by a good old fashioned smack in the mouth.
Which ever little brown tongued sychophant came up with this pernicious idea should look themselves in the eye and apologise to their colleagues. At this point I should say that I would dearly like to say what I think they should really do, but I suspect I would be breaching one rule or another
In the meantime we will go back to damage limitation, believe me when I say it’s the only game in town.
The government is seeking to recover £440M in “underpaid tax” .v. the £850 Billion given in bail out assistance to the banking sector