Public service pay restraint causes recruitment difficulties

Public service pay restraint causes recruitment difficulties
Pay prospects for public servants are starting to improve. (Image:Getty)
Jem Traylen
The government is about to release new public service pay guidance that reflects an environment of high inflation and a tight labour market.The government first released the guidance ordering pay “restraint” in 2020, as a response to covid-19 and updated it again in 2021.In the year to June 2022, the average public service pay increase was 2.3%, compared to 3% in the wider public sector, which includes health, education and local government, while it was 3.4% in the private sector.The Public Service Commission said it intended to re...

More Policy

Thames Water’s default is a seminal moment for the UK
Policy Private versus public ownership

Thames Water’s default is a seminal moment for the UK

Case shows folly of keeping utility bills down rather than investing in infrastructure.

Twyford: decouple visas and reform visas
Policy

Twyford: decouple visas and reform visas

Labour's immigration spokesperson keen to limit exploitation of migrant workers.

Export goals unmet while work lags desires
Policy

Cameron Bagrie: Export goals unmet while work lags desires

It's easier to want to double exports than to actually do it. 

Cameron Bagrie 13 Apr 2024
How ‘shareholder value’ became a Wall Street mantra
Policy

How ‘shareholder value’ became a Wall Street mantra

Michael Jensen inspired the transformation of capitalism. Was he a hero or a villain?

Bloomberg 13 Apr 2024