Contractors look set to play a key role in keeping the wheels of government turning, as public-sector employment plummets to an all-time low.
Hailed as being “vital to the delivery of complex projects”, freelancers have a solid track record of supporting central and local government and other public services. This trend looks certain to continue following the latest employment figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The statistics reveal that public sector employment dropped by a further 11,000 to 5.39 million in the second quarter of the year – its lowest level since records began in 1999. Local government was hit hardest, shedding 10,000 positions over the last three months. … Continue reading