Budget 2018 tell the chancellor to invest in people, jobs and public services

23 Oct 2018

In the run-up to the budget on 29 October we want you to support our campaign for a budget which has investment in people, jobs and public services at its heart.

Use our e-action to email chancellor Philip Hammond to urge him to end austerity and invest in our public services.

PCS demands for the budget include:

  • Fully-funded, above inflation wage rise
  • Investment in public services
  • Proper resourcing of HMRC to close the tax gap
  • Resources for government departments
  • An end to austerity.

Decimation of vital services

Public services across the UK are at breaking point. We have witnessed the decimation of vital services for too long with the civil service bearing the brunt of the Tories draconian cuts since 2010. More than 180,000 civil service posts have been lost since 2010, terms and conditions have been attacked relentlessly, pay has fallen, on average, by £3,400 and morale is at an all-time low.

Civil servants are increasingly undervalued and unrewarded by the Tories despite providing vital services to all members of society across government departments. Tax collectors, driving test examiners, Border Force agents, court clerks and job entre advisers, services which are essential and are in desperate need of investment and support. We therefore need a budget which commits to a fully funded, above inflation wage rise for all civil servants as well the reversal of job cuts, service cuts and office closures.

We are calling on our members and supporters to back our campaign for a budget which has investment at its heart. Investment in people, jobs and public services. Join our campaign by sending this message to the chancellor – it’s time to invest in the civil service; it’s time to invest in our public services.

Email the chancellor now and share our e-action with your colleagues and friends.

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