Department of Justice is amongst most badly hit

first_img Department of Justice is amongst most badly hit KCS-content Wednesday 20 October 2010 8:29 pm Tags: NULL CRIMINAL justice faced one of the biggest shake-downs of the spending review yesterday, with 20 per cent of its budget being cut.The coalition said the majority of this will come from shedding bureaucratic workers and the cuts will be phased in over the next five years.However, senior police officers say the cuts will mean at least 11,600 officers are at risk of losing their jobs.The coalition says police pay and conditions will be modernised, central targets will be removed and there will be increased efficiencies in the police “back office.”It is thought justice secretary Ken Clarke fought for the cuts to be held to 17 per cent but was overruled by the Treasury.The Police Federation, the body that represents officers in England and Wales, had forecast even more severe cuts which could have meant the loss of 40,000 policing jobs.Osborne said: “By cutting costs and scrapping bureaucracy we are saving hundreds of thousands of man hours — our aim is to avoid any reduction in the visibility and availability of police in our streets.”He said spending on fighting terrorism, earmarked as one of the greatest threats to the country by the new National Security Strategy unveiled this week, would be prioritised.Elsewhere in the justice department, a fifth of prison, probation and court officer staff face the chop as well as another fifth of back-office workers. Show Comments ▼ Share More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home whatsapp whatsapplast_img

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