Employment in the UK public sector

Employment in the UK public sector

Our economics reporter Ben Southwood:

In the third quarter of last year, public sector employees made up 19.4 per cent of the total across the UK, data from the Office for National Statistics showed, with just 16.6 per cent of those working in the South East directly employed by the public sector, along with only 16.9 per cent of London workers and 16.7 per cent in the East of England.

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“The figures suggest that the government, in one respect at least, is beginning to slim the size of the state,” said the Institute of Economic Affairs’ Philip Booth. “However we need to go much further.”

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