Fiction and reality

Hibberd, Gillian
August 2010
People Management;8/12/2010, p17
The author discusses the British media's inaccurate portrayal of pay and pensions in the public sector. She lists the average pensions and salaries of public workers such as police officers. Examples of funded and unfunded public sector pensions are given, such as the funded Local Government Scheme, and the variation in employee contribution rates to unfunded schemes is explained. She cites data from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) showing that public sector workers are paid in line with their private sector counterparts.


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