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Number Six in government departments budgetary "urban myth" claim

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The notion that if public service departments don’t spend their allocated sums by the end of the financial year their budgets will not be approved for the subsequent year is an “urban myth”, according to the Government. The Chief Minister briefed Heads of Department on the 5th of December in order to dispel this myth. This follows criticisms from the Civil Service union GGCA and the Opposition of the decision revealed by GBC to stop all “non-essential” overtime because of alleged abuse. Number Six Convent Place says it has not made any public statements in respect of Government overtime, as claimed by the GGCA, but simply answered a direct question from GBC. It insists there’s been no blanket ban of overtime and that essential overtime is being approved as normal. It adds that conditioned overtime has continued and the Government has been working closely with Unite the Union on this matter.