Pugh pummels regional pay idea
Senior Liberal Democrat MP John Pugh said proposals to introduce more ‘market-facing pay’ should be shelved when reports from public sector pay review bodies are published this autumn.
Chancellor George Osborne asked the independent bodies to ‘consider how public sector pay can be made more responsive to local labour markets’ in last year’s Autumn Statement. He confirmed in this year’s Budget that ‘more local pay’ agreements could be introduced as the two-year public sector pay freeze comes to an end this year.
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