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Hong Kong budget: civil service departments must cut spending by 1 per cent and keep staffing levels same

Government departments must cut recurrent spending by 1 per cent for the 2022/23 fiscal year and freeze overall headcount for the coming one, Hong Kong’s financial minister has said.Civil servant unions predicted the expenditure reduction programme would increase the workload of civil servants and urged the government to resume hiring when the economy began to recover after the coronavirus health crisis eased.“The government will set an example by cutting expenditure so as to strengthen fiscal…


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