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Civil Disservice: Whitehall’s £45million Invisible Jobs

by | 30th, May 2007

john-prescott-shag.jpg IN a feat of illusion that even Derren Brown would be proud of, an estimated 634 Whitehall staff have been made invisible. (Pic: Beau Bo D’Or )

Well, that’s one explanation for the official figures released last night which show that taxpayers are forking out £45million a year for civil servants who have no job.

Details of the fiasco were only revealed by Ministers in a series of parliamentary written answers to Shadow Constitutional Affairs Secretary Oliver Heald, with those 634 staff currently classed as either “between posts” or “without a post”.

Apparently, instead of simply laying off the excess staff, civil servants details are sent to a central ‘Priority Talent Pool’ which tries to find them more work

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