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Why you're better off working for the state

    The true scandal surrounding public sector pay is that "left-wing vested interests dominate the debate" and obscure the truth, writes Robert Colvile in The Times, 26 July 2018.

    While it is obvious that public sector workers deserve decent wages, Robert Colvile points out that we also need to ask why public sector pay was (in 2016) on average 12 per cent higher than private sector wages.

    We also need to address the narrative around public sector pay which potentially puts off people from taking jobs. Automatic progression along pay-scales means the mean wage growth in the NHS from 2012 to 2017 was 2.7% and the average teacher's wages increased 4.6% last year.

    Click here to read the full piece on The Times website.

    Date added: Thursday 26th July 2018