Thursday, 1 November 2012

The Tory Argument Against Regional Pay

It’s not common for a Government to conclusively lose the argument about one of its own policies purely on the basis of the evidence.  Ministers are usually able to construct something resembling an intellectual fig-leaf which maintains their dignity and allows them to press ahead with their project.  Not so with regional pay in the public sector.  Ever since George Osborne announced his grand plan to introduce “market-facing pay” in his 2011 Autumn Statement, it has increasingly looked like a policy in search of a justification.

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