Civil Service trend leans to casual staff rather than permanent

number of permanent civil service staff fell by around 2,700 over the six
months to 2001, show the latest Cabinet Office figures.

number of full-time civil servants dropped to 480,000 but there was a rise in
the number of casual staff where numbers swelled by 1,200.

total number of permanent and casual staff decreased by of over 1,400, or 0.3
per cent in comparison to April 2001 figures.

total headcount of staff now stands at 504,500 with part-time staff accounting
for 14.4 per cent – a rise of just over one per cent.

were many organisational changes made in the sector following June’s General

By Ross Wigham

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