A third more senior managers under Labour

A third more senior managers under Labour
The number of senior managers in the public service increased by 33% between June 2017 and June 2023. (Image: Getty)
Jem Traylen
An additional 1,025 senior managers have joined the top three ranks of the public service over the past six years – an increase of 33%.The Public Service Commission’s annual release of workforce data also showed that the growth in spending on consultants and contractors has levelled off, with the total annual spending growing only 2% in the latest June year, while operational spending (opex) fell slightly, by 0.7%.More chiefsThe workforce data showed that the number of senior managers (ie chief executives plus the next two tiers tha...

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