2,000 Government job losses despite pledge to send roles to West Midlands
The West Midlands has lost more than 2,000 civil servants during the age of austerity policies.
Government data released today showed the number of civil servants working in our region fell from 18,130 in 2010 to 15,860 in 2016.
That is a drop of 2,270 jobs under the coalition and Conservative Governments.
The number of permanent, full-time posts was down by 16.2 per cent, from 13,040 to 10,930. But the reduction of civil service jobs in inner London, where most Government departments are based, has been just 6.8 per cent.
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