MoJ is a complicated department made up of many different bodies which duplicate business functions such as finance. Functional leadership is a model designed to take one function and bring diverse teams together into one structure, organised around work roles, to support business areas across the MoJ.
Members are now receiving the outcomes of expressions of interest exercise and are being asked to make a decision by 11 December.
HMCTS has decided to proceed with a much-reduced pilot in relation to civil and family work only at Brentford County Court and Manchester Civil Justice Centre. It is anticipated that pilots will begin in Spring 2019 and will last for approximately six months.
HMCTS Reform - Update from PCS
PCS has been involved in pre-dispute discussions with HMCTS over our concerns over the stand up of Courts and Tribunals Service Centres (CTSCs) and the wider Reform Programme. Unfortunately, we were unable to make sufficient progress with those informal discussions and on the 16 October, we entered a formal dispute under the Collective Engagement Framework Dispute Resolution Procedure (DRP).