13 May 2022

BEIS members reeling over cuts and closure plans

Members across the PCS BEIS Group are already reeling following the news of office closures in the Insolvency Service announced earlier this week. The government’s announcement of plans to cut 91,000 staff in the civil service will further anger them

The BEIS group is made up a number of partner organisations as well as the department itself, each area will have to consider how this will impact them.

PCS is already concerned about the levels of staffing across the group and the impact on the services members provide. We have already raised concerns about workloads and the long hours culture that exists in some areas.

PCS reps will meet with the BEIS HR director early next week to discuss the implications of today’s announcement – we will report back as soon as we can.

Further attack

This announcement is a further attack on the civil service and our hard-working members who provide the expertise to deliver policy and services.

It is vital that we continue to build the membership across the BEIS group to fight the threats to offices and staff in the Insolvency Service, the cuts announced today and fight for better pay and conditions.

Ask your local MP to support our campaign to stop these damaging closures and redundancies in the Insolvency Service by emailing them using our e-action today.

Please encourage any non-member to join PCS and please become active in your workplace by becoming a rep or advocate.

Sign up for the TUC march on 18 June to show this government our voices will be heard loud and clear until these planned cuts are scrapped.