A is a registrar, employed by a local authority which plans to merge its Registration and Service Points, leading to redundancies and stretched services. A says, “I used to enjoy my job. I worked hard to qualify and felt that I was doing a professional job. I could give time to those in need of it and they had space to talk in confidence about registration matters. Now, from doing a job I trained for, I will have to do everything: dealing with rants about housing, Council Tax, benefits, Blue Badges and everything else that’s being cut. At our busiest time of year, I will be booking weddings even though we have no venue to hold them in, while the phone rings in the background and the queue grows. Oh yes, and I will soon be stressed and ill.”

Source: http://figr.es/s298