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Local Government: Equal Pay

Volume 492: debated on Tuesday 12 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the likely effects on local authorities of the ruling of the Court of Appeal in the case of Joyce Slack and others v. Cumbria county council in relation to equal pay claims in the public sector. (274272)

Local authorities, in their capacity as employers, are considering the potential implications of the recent court of appeal judgment in “Joyce Slack and Ors and Cumbria county council”.

Communities and Local Government continues to monitor the implications of this and similar judgements with the local government employers organisation.