Minister Slams Boris Johnson's Decision To Halt Civil Service Fast-Track Scheme

  Greg Hands is the minister of state for business, energy and clean growth.A government minister has hit out at Boris Johnson’s decision to halt a scheme which recruits the brightest young people to the civil service. The Fast Stream graduate programme is being put on ice as part of plans to drasticallyreduce the number of civil servants by 91,000. The scheme is being put on ice for at least 12 months from next year in a bid to bring the number of civil servants back to the same level as before Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic. But energy minister Greg Hands made clear his opposition to the proposals on Twitter. He said: “It makes perfect sense to control the size of government and ask why & where it has grown since 2016. It makes no sense to say, like this, that for one year, the best and the brightest aren’t welcome to serve their country.” It makes perfect sense to control the size of government and ask why & where it has grown since 2016. It makes no sense to say, like this .. Full story on huffingtonpost.co.uk 

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