As top public sector pay packages are published, worth recalling what the now Chancellor, George Osborne had to say on the subject at the last Conservative conference. "In the current climate, anyone who wishes to pay a public servant more than the Prime Minister will have to put it before the Chancellor. I am not expecting a long queue." At the time, following briefing by George Osborne's officials, it was widely assumed this would amount to a crackdown on "public sector fatcats".
George Osborne has admitted a Conservative government would look at public sector pay when seeking to make spending cuts. Read Post
George Osborne has just fired the first shot in the fight over the 2012 Budget. His decision to introduce local pay for the 160,000 civil servants coming off the public sector pay freeze is, as is often the case with Chancellor Osbo... Read Post
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne speaks at the Conservative Party Conference on October 4, 2010 in Birmingham, England. On the second day of the conference the Chancellor announced cuts to welfare payments. By Dan Kitwood/... Read Post