Huge Increase In Government Spend On Temps & Consultants

The Financial Times reports a huge increase in government spending on contingent workers between 2018-19 and 2021-22. Their analysis shows the amount spent across core government departments in the last 3 years on: Temporary workers increased by 115% to £1.5bn Consultants increased by 130% to to £723m It’s no surprise that department of health spend on contingent workers […]

NHS Temps Miss Out On Pay Deal

Some NHS temporary staff say they have not received the lump sum part of the government pay deal, worth at least £1,655. The BBC reports that the issue is affecting bank staff, who work extra shifts to provide cover for hospital trusts to fill rota gaps.  Some health workers work only for the bank, taking […]