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The Argument In Favour Of a Public Sector Wage Freeze



It’s really very, very, simple:

Public sector wages have been rising quite strongly this past 6 months as private sector wages have been falling.

Given who pays the taxes, no.



  1. The ONS report ignores the major addition to the cost of public sector workers called “pension”: this is typically worth 45% of nominal pay for a female local government employee, towards which she pays around 7%. Private sector workers are *encouraged* to contribute, jointly with their employer, 15% of nominal pay.
    The average public sector employee is massively overpaid, relative to the private sector employee, which is why we have relatively poor public services at relatively high cost


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