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Local Government: Pay

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 5 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on what measure of inflation local authorities will base staff pay changes in 2008-09. (191656)

Pay uplifts for local authority employees, other than teachers, are negotiated by the Local Government Employers and the trade unions in the National Joint Council.

The Government’s policy is that public sector pay settlements should reflect the individual labour market position of work forces, be consistent with achievement of the Government’s CPI inflation target of 2 per cent., be affordable and represent value for money for taxpayers.