Regionalisation of Public Sector Pay - November 2012

In the 2011 Autumn Statement, the Chancellor of the Exchequer stated that public sector pay
should be made more responsive to local labour markets. His basic rationale was that

differences between public and private sector pay can adversely affect private sector businesses which have to compete with higher public sector wages. It also leads to unfair variations in public sector service quality and limits the number of jobs that the public sector can support