The proposed cuts will "gut" The National Archives. In the name of saving money, the management "consultants" proposed reducing of staff and elimination of many of the services that The National Archives (TNA) is chartered to provide. TNA’s proposals claim to cut their operating costs by 10%, or £4.2m. In fact, the proposals appear to cut more than 10% of the services. Genealogists, historians, and the general public have expressed anger and dismay at the proposed cuts.
Senior management at TNA is telling users what this will happen, there is no room for discussion. The management is referring to this as "consultation" although users of the services are referring to it by other terms that are less kind and less professional sounding.
An opposition campaign is being led by Nick Barrett, a well-known UK TV genealogist. An opposition campaign is based at http://www.action4archives.com.
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