UKIP Wales pledges to cut management and put money back into frontline policing and health

Published Nov 13, 2015

CTsEW5qWEAAzvJb.pngUKIP has repeated its call for high paid management to be cut in Wales’ acute services in order to fund better frontline medical care and policing.

A report by The Taxpayers’ Alliance has revealed that 2,620 staff in Wales police forces and NHS on six figure salaries, many of whom occupy managerial positions.

A UKIP Wales spokesman commented: “We have seen increasing decline in standards of vital public services in Wales, particularly health, since devolution and it simply cannot be right that a large proportion of management are on such large salaries when investment is desperately needed at the frontline, particularly for cancer, stroke and dementia care.

“UKIP would also close to halve the size of Health Boards from 18 to 20 to 10 to12 and would elect the non-executive majority on each board to make them more accountable to the public they should serve, not overpaid top managers.

“While we believe good salaries are needed to attract the most talented into important high profile roles it simply cannot be right that more than 100 of those earning six figure salaries are in non-clinical positions, with salaries sometimes higher than ten times the national average, when the general public are facing declining and at times dangerous standards in heath care provision.”

The party campaigned on cutting bureaucracy and middle management in the NHS in its general election manifesto and will be promoting the same devolved policy in the Assembly elections in Wales next year.

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