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 Osborne, both an economic and a political move. The economic case for local pay is straightforward. National pay rates mean that public sector workers are relatively underpaid in prosperous areas of the country and relatively overpaid in deprived areas.
Pay freeze for public sector workers earning over 18,000 pounds a year.Last year's second home allowance expenses claim by heir to the Osborne & Little fortune George Osborne: 22,994"We're all in this together" !... Read Post
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 serva... Read Post