MAIL ON SUNDAY: Civil servants who stay at home risk the wrath from their bosses










Everyone who has worked from home knows that it simply is not the same as attending a workplace. 

There may be a few saint-like individuals who can manage the same levels of self-discipline when they are sitting at a screen, miles from the boss, but even these paragons know that they are missing out on key interactions with colleagues.

In many cases, working from home also means much less contact with the public. 

And in Government there is secret material which simply cannot be allowed to leave the premises or risked on leaky electronic links.

Anyone who’s worked remotely knows it isn’t the same thing as working in a place. The stock photo is shown above

You cannot see what is happening if you’re not there. This is a huge difference, as we saw during the Afghan crisis.

It is therefore alarming that ministers are facing so much resistance when they call for civil servants back at their desks. 

It is believed that 60 percent of workers are used to working at home and that this will continue for many years.

This idea is being adopted by the Government, which is understandably furious. It is time to put the country back on track and to bring commerce and life back into our cities, where many people make their livelihood from providing services.

We cannot say often enough that civil servants are paid by the public, out of taxes subtracted from hard-earned wages which they have worked for – often not from home.

Civil servants who treat their employers in contempt will ultimately threaten the job security they think they have.

If you are not there, you cannot see it. As we learned during the Afghan crisis, this makes a major difference. So it is alarming to learn that Ministers face so much resistance to their calls for civil servants to return to their desks. A stock image is used above

You cannot see what is happening if you’re not there. It makes a big difference. This was evident during the Afghan crisis. It is therefore alarming that ministers are facing so much resistance when they call for civil servants back at their desks. The above image was taken from a stock photograph

Tory Party enemies

Some Tory MPs must be examined. Who and what do they think they are helping by feeding the BBC’s biased anti-Boris coverage of politics?

Every whisper of rebellion and every letter calling for Premier to be fired, every false claim about whippings bullying only harms the Government, which received such a strong majority from the electorate in 2019 and has dealt with the Covid crisis more effectively than any other government in the world.

We are finally able to enjoy a return to freedoms, but a bunch of vain and minor politicians chose to provide comfort and assistance to the worst Opposition in recent history. This will result in them being punished for their actions by the people, and not the whips.

Unnecessary tax increases

At the time it was announced last September, the plan to increase National Insurance Contributions in April might have looked good. However, its appeal has diminished since.

It is hard to believe promises that the money will be ring-fenced to deal with the NHS backlog – a problem that can only really be solved by long-term recruitment and retention of skilled staff.

These promises rarely come to fruition. And it looks increasingly sneaky – a way of raising income tax without admitting to it – which will fall most heavily on the hardest working.

We are seeing economic recovery and we don’t need to penalize work right now.

Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of India, doesn’t seem to need or want it. So why not get rid of it immediately?

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