Politics vs Economics Less than 24 hours since the Chancellor stood up in Parliament to announce his spending plans for 2015-16 much has already been written about both the style and content of his speech. Needless to say (and despite the Chancellors protestations this morning) this was a highly political speech with the upcoming generalContinue reading “SR2013”

SR2013 and Progression Pay

Osborne’s attack on public servants won’t work By Ian Elliott, Queen Margaret University George Osborne’s populist attack on public sector salaries made for just the headlines he wanted. He promised to end “automatic progression pay” in the civil service by 2015-16, and to work towards ending it in the education system, the NHS, the prisonContinue reading “SR2013 and Progression Pay”