Public Sector

Anger Grows in UK After Conservatives Vote to Keep 1% Pay Rise Salary Cap

Anger is escalating in the UK after Conservative Members of Parliament blocked Labour's bid to raise the salaries of public sector workers. The …

Liberal POV

Exclusive: NHS told to close gender pay as 'BBC effect' engulfs public sector

Senior women in the NHS should be given pay rises while men should be passed over to close a widening gender gap, health officials have been told, as the “BBC effect” engulfs more of the public sector.<p>An official review of executive pay, seen by The Sunday Telegraph, found that, at the highest …

Gender

Scandinavia Leads The World In Public Sector Employment [Infographic]

The size of a particular government’s workforce is highly influenced by the activities undertaken by that government as well as the way in which public services are delivered. For example some services can be provided through partnerships with the private sector or delivered directly by government …

Economics

The government has got it wrong on pensions

Readers discuss Philip Hammond’s claim that public sector pensions are generous and the decision to bring forward the raising of the state pension age<p>The chancellor of the exchequer recently pointed out that public sector pay was superior to private sector pay because of the occupational pension …

Philip Hammond

Teachers’ salaries: Too many bucks for the bang?

By Jishnu DasDespite an influential view that countries should increase teachers’ wages sufficiently to be able to attract top college graduates to …

Education

Public sector deficit widening worse than expected; pound hits $1.30 on Trump probe fears

• Public sector borrowing increases by £2bn in June<br>• Pound touches over $1.30 against the dollar as Trump probe escalates<br>• Euro consolidates position against pound following Mario Draghi's dovish appearance at the ECB yesterday<p>5:25PM<p>Markets wrap: FTSE 100 spared from sell-off in Europe<p>European markets …

Human Geography

Research from Ponemon Institute highlights lack of confidence in public sector IT

Public sector IT decision-makers are not confident about their ability to quickly restore services following an IT failure, according to study from …

Business Technology

Life at the bottom... 10 years on

Almost a decade after the collapse of Lehman Brothers living standards for many across the West have yet to return to pre-crisis levels. The initial …

Social Justice

Inflation's £5bn toll on Government coffers

Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed net borrowing, excluding state-owned banks, increased by £2bn to almost £6.9bn in June …

Economics

Queensland tries shared services again, Minister claims more success this time

Queensland’s Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch proudly reports it is banking big savings from public sector …

Cyclone Debbie

Tory arguments about public sector pay are misguided and divisive

Is Philip Hammond right? Are public sector workers better paid than workers in the private sector who hold equivalent qualifications? Yes, if we …

Brexit

Reflections on writing about welfare

Earlier this week I made my first foray into writing for Coffee House about the interactions between the tax and welfare systems in the UK. Engaging with some of the respondents on Twitter and in the comments section gave me cause to reflect.<p>First, language matters. At one point, I highlighted that …

Minimum Wage

Public Sector Workers Could See 1% Pay Cap Lifted - But Only If Other 'Savings' Are Found

New Treasury plan may be too hardline for unions.<p>The 1% public sector pay cap could be lifted for some workers – but only if ministers find the money from “efficiency savings” in their budgets.<p>Under the latest option being considered by the Treasury, the seven-year wage squeeze could be allowed to …

Institute for Fiscal Studies

Search

In the fields of transportation and land use planning, the public sector has long taken the leading role in the collection, analysis, and …

Big Data

The final PMQs before summer recess showed Corbyn and May for who they really are

Theresa May put on her best Tory outfit for the last PMQs of the parliamentary session today, perhaps hoping that the conviction of her blue …

Brexit

Barely functioning Maybot clunks into the summer recess

The Tory leader reverted to basic default settings at PMQs as her party’s MPs gritted their teeth and waited<p>What a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago to the week, Theresa May faced her first prime minister’s questions. Back then she was the only grownup left standing after a Conservative …

Jeremy Corbyn

Finance ministry working on capital infusion in PSU banks, to be announced soon

<b>New Delhi:</b> The finance ministry is working on the capital infusion strategy for public sector banks and an announcement to this effect will come …

India

Cabinet approves cooperation in tax matters with Brics nations

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) in respect of tax matters between India and …

Goods and Services Tax

LiveStories nabs $10M to organize, analyze and visualize fragmented civic data

Big data analytics continues to be a key driver in how organizations utilise their vast quantities of information to run their businesses, and now a startup that has built a big data platform specifically focusing on data from the public sector has raised a round of funding.<p>LiveStories, a …

Big Data

Labour's inequality cap would hit BBC stars hard

Jeremy Corbyn’s policy of a maximum 20:1 ratio between corporation’s highest and lowest-paid could cost Gary Lineker dear<p>Top BBC stars would face substantial pay cuts under a Labour government, as Jeremy Corbyn would impose a maximum ratio of 20:1 ratio between the pay of the highest and …

Jeremy Corbyn

BBC News

Shadow equalities minister Sarah Champion knocks down Jeremy Corbyn's idea of clearing all student debt, which he floated shortly before the general election, which would cost an estimated £100bn.<p>"I don't think it is going to be possible," says the Labour MP, because the Treasury would not allow …

Brexit

Don’t fall for the BBC spin on presenters’ pay

Nothing seems to excite BBC reporters more than covering stories about the BBC. You can tell it in the tone of their voice. Look at us, they are saying, we’re so professional and impartial that we dare do stories on our own bosses in the same way as we would on the government or on some miscreant …

Graham Norton

ONGC allowed to buy out government stake in HPCL

<b>New Delhi:</b> Indian on Wednesday approved a plan to sell Union government’s stake in state-refiner Hindustan Petroleum Corp to explorer Oil and Natural …

Business (India)

Singapore government uncovers lapses in IT systems control | ZDNet

Numerous oversights have been found in how the country's government agencies managed its IT systems, including unapproved administrative changes and …

Security

End to austerity? Poll gamble exposes rift in Britain's ruling party

LONDON (Reuters) - An early election was meant to bind the Conservatives to Theresa May's agenda for at least five years, but instead it has badly shaken the governing party with ministers questioning its seven-year pursuit of austerity.<p>A weekend of anonymous briefings by members of the prime …

Brexit

The Biggest Loser From Full Employment? Government

Unemployment is low. State and local budgets are tight. Expect shortages of public servants.<p>There’s room to quibble about whether the U.S. has reached “full employment.” Yes, the unemployment rate is and has been low. But labor-force participation remains subdued, and some measures of wage growth …

Economics

Public sector pay: Judges and top civil servants get 1% rise

<b>Senior civil servants, military officers and judges are to receive 1% pay rises this year, ministers have announced.</b><p>The government accepted recommendations by the Senior Salaries Review Body, saying pay restraint was one of the "difficult choices" it faced.<p>The award comes amid a row over the 1% cap …

Brexit

Nurses And Teachers Should Automatically Get Pay Rises Just Like MPs Do, Ministers Told

Liz Truss defends public sector pay awards.<p>Public sector workers should be given pay rises in the same way that MPs do, ministers have been told.<p>Labour has demanded the government lift its 1% cap on wages and backbencher Diana Johnson today said the government should automatically accept the …

Brexit

A ban on all advertising would be heaven

The most pernicious seems not to have been mentioned and it is not to do with roles.<p>Wouldn’t it be wonderful if both men and women could be freed …

Brexit

Consolidation among PSBs fraught with risks, says AIBEA

'Government risking savings of common people'

Banking