Reduction in General Registry management

The General Registry has transferred a number of functions over the past 2 years (Legal Aid, Land Registry, Civil Registry, Deeds Registry and Charities all now administered elsewhere) leaving just a Court Service, but the pay of senior management has not been altered to reflect the large reduction in responsibilities.

Staff working in Courts openly state at the public counter that there are far too many managers, adding  that the common mantra from management is not to raise your head above the papaphet and providing no one does there will be nothing to worry about as the Courts are too small fry for the Treasury to worry about cutting their budgets and headcount. 

Past time for an independent review - at the same time, the review might notice how far in the dark ages some of the Court forms and processes are.


Why the contribution is important

Independent review will show Courts are not a rule unto themselves, will save money, make for better customer services and enable a large number of managers to be better deployed elsewhere across Gov't. 

by Benjamin on May 14, 2017 at 07:41PM

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  • Posted by Yukiyama May 14, 2017 at 19:47

    No pay rises for SEOs and above.
    Tax lump sum pension payments.
    Watch Senior Managers scoop and run before changes come in.
    Don't replace staff.
    Job done with massive savings.
  • Posted by Haywire May 14, 2017 at 21:28

    I understand that Courts low-level staff are now having to account for each minute of their working day. For example how many e-mails get sent, how many customers are served. They have to fill these numbers in on a spread sheet every day. Only the staff - not the management.
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