Boris Johnson plans to cut 90,000 civil service jobs to help fund tax cuts
The Independent says the government could cut as many as 90,000 civil service jobs in a cost-saving exercise touted by Boris Johnson, as ministers come under increasing pressure to help ease the cost of living crisis with possible tax cuts.
The prime minister was understood to have told his cabinet on Thursday that the workforce should be cut by a fifth, which a report said would save more than £3bn.
The plan was discussed with cabinet colleagues on Thursday at an away-day in Stoke-on-Trent.
Sources familiar with the conversations said he told ministers to return the civil service to its 2016 levels in the coming years.
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