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Social Contract (London Weighting)

Volume 892: debated on Wednesday 14 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will assess the rĂ´le of London weighting payments in relation to the social contract.

London weighting is paid to those on national scales of pay to compensate for the different costs of working in London as compared with the rest of the United Kingdom. Agreements following the Pay Board report on London weighting were specifically referred to in paragraph 32 of the TUC document "Collective Bargaining and the Social Contract".