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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts
Posted by: Andrew OSullivan
Date/Time: 05/12/14 08:19:00

I have seen later figures but couldn't find anything online but the differential has widened further in recent years. This may be largely due to lower paid public sector work increasingly being contracted out rather than any change in like for like pay scales.

Limits on public sector pay increases have not stopped differentials widening because private sector pay has declined over the period. That's what I meant by an adjustment being made in one part of the economy and not the other. Also pay freezes in public sector pay rates don't seem to have stopped pay rises. Staff have seen rises due to their pay grade being increased or them being deemed to have a wider range of responsibilities.

Don't think that I am arguing that people who work in the public sector don't deserve to be paid well. My point is that given the size of the deficit, the disappointing tax take and the fragility of any long term economic recovery there will be constant downward pressure on government spending for the foreseeable future. As salary costs ultimately make up a large proportion of that spending we  have to make the choice between a relatively well-paid public sector providing a dramatically curtailed level of services or maintained services and a structural readjustment downwards of public sector pay.

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Council cuts03/12/14 11:09:00 Thomas Barry
   Re:Council cuts03/12/14 11:22:00 Michael Moran
   Re:Council cuts03/12/14 12:17:00 Ken Munn
      Re:Re:Council cuts03/12/14 12:21:00 John Connelly
         Business rate 03/12/14 12:45:00 John Todd
            Re:Business rate 03/12/14 13:34:00 John Connelly
   Re:Council cuts03/12/14 13:16:00 Adrian Irving
      Re:Re:Council cuts03/12/14 16:08:00 Andrew OSullivan
         Re:Re:Re:Council cuts03/12/14 16:32:00 David McLoughlin
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts04/12/14 09:47:00 Andrew OSullivan
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts04/12/14 10:06:00 David McLoughlin
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts04/12/14 13:00:00 Steve Taylor
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts05/12/14 08:19:00 Andrew OSullivan
         Re:Re:Re:Council cuts03/12/14 16:35:00 Richard Greenhough
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts03/12/14 16:44:00 Jeni Evans
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts03/12/14 17:25:00 Richard Greenhough
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts03/12/14 21:14:00 Steve Taylor
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts04/12/14 09:43:00 Richard Greenhough
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts04/12/14 14:03:00 Adam Beamish
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts05/12/14 08:50:00 Julian Pavey
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts05/12/14 09:21:00 Guy Lambert
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts05/12/14 10:44:00 Francis Rowe
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts05/12/14 13:00:00 David McLoughlin
                                    LBH. Consultants05/12/14 13:02:00 John Todd
                                       Re:LBH. Consultants05/12/14 13:29:00 Dave William
                                          Re:Re:LBH. Consultants05/12/14 14:10:00 Steve Taylor
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts05/12/14 13:56:00 Steve Taylor
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts05/12/14 14:24:00 Guy Lambert
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts05/12/14 19:45:00 Richard Greenhough
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts05/12/14 14:04:00 Steve Taylor
                              Re:Re:Council cuts05/12/14 14:24:00 Steve Taylor
                                 Re:Re:Re:Council cuts05/12/14 14:31:00 John Connelly
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts05/12/14 14:37:00 Paul Allen

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