Dudley workers to be paid less than Birmingham, under George Osborne's local pay (not regional pay) plans
- Published: Monday, 19 March 2012 13:54
- Written by Jonathan Walker
Should a worker in Dudley receive less for doing the same job than one in central Birmingham?
That's the question posed by the Government's plans to introduce local pay across the country.
And it is local pay that George Osborne wants to introduce - not regional.
This weekend's papers were full of speculation that the Chancellor is set to speed up plans to introduce local pay in Wednesday's Budget - only for some of today's papers to report that Lib Dems have convinced him to delay the proposal.