I had hoped to be able to let you see a final version of the budget earlier today but we still do not know if officers will accept that our budget is competent. There have been a number of last minute queries/comments, some of which could have been asked/made 3 weeks ago. One of these was that, since we’re proposing management cuts rather than front line ones:
this proposal will create a basis for the majority, if not all, of the Chief Officers to pursue claims for constructive dismissal/compulsory redundancy and resulting cost would be significant.
Make of this what you will folks but we have pointed out that if true, then all of the front line staff affected by what the administration is proposing could also claim constructive dismissal.
Anyway, the latest version of our budget proposal can be seen at the link below.