Councils' pay fight

February 2007
People Management;2/22/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p11
The article reports that local authorities in England are being forced to borrow money as they attempt to settle their equal pay liability before March 31, 2007. According to Local Government Employers, only a third of the councils are on course to meet the deadline. Giving up six years' back pay to those affected by inequalities could cost the local government a total of £5 billion. It cites West Midlands and the northern part of the country as the worst affected regions.


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