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Least staff trust in public sector

Public sector workers have the lowest levels of trust in their organisations following several years of spending cuts, a new report has revealed.

A survey by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) found lower levels of trust in the public sector than in private firms.

The poll of 1,600 managers also showed that those in the public sector were less trusting of their colleagues.

The lowest levels of trust were in central and local government, the police and fire service.

Charles Elvin, chief executive of the ILM, said: "Our research shows relatively low levels of employee trust across the public sector, which we believe is due to uncertainty following several years of budget cuts and upheaval."

The biggest driver of trust was said to be openness.

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