Archive for the tag 'Myth'

The February edition of PCS Defender publishes a letter about the media distortion regarding MoD pay, pensions, bonuses and civil servants in general.  The letter was written to Conservative defence spokesperson Liam Fox MP by a PCS member.  The letter sums up how a great many civil servants feel about the media frenzy that is [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Feb 10th 2010

A recent edition of DefenceFocus featured an interview with Jon Thompson, MoD Director General of Finance, who oversees the MoD’s £35 billion budget. Within the interview he exposes some of the myths portrayed in the media:
DF:  How much media coverage about the MoD’s coffers is true?
JT: Some of it is not accurate. It’s [...]

1 Comment CherryPie on Jan 31st 2010

No doubt most of you will have read the recent reports in the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail stating that MoD civil servants have earned in excess of £47 million in bonuses in the last six months. The Telegraph starts the article with this sensational comment:
Civil servants at the Ministry of Defence have [...]

15 Comments CherryPie on Nov 14th 2009

A recent study into Civil Service pay by Income Data Services (IDS) further exposes the myth that civil servants are paid more than their counterparts in the private sector.  The study reveals that there are gaps of more than £5000 between the Civil Service and the private sector.
The report compares the median salaries of four [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Sep 17th 2009

Last Friday the Government announced plans to radically reduce the compensation paid to civil servants who are made redundant.  The proposals are published by the Cabinet Office and are described as “reform” of the civil service compensation scheme.  The proposals actually represent a cut in contractual rights to a decent redundancy compensation at a time [...]

21 Comments CherryPie on Aug 4th 2009