News special: Low pay commission
- Experts hit out at plans to publish salaries of high-paid civil servants. Phillips, Lucy // Public Finance;6/4/2010, p7
The article reports on the government drive in public sector salaries transparency plan that has come under fire from labor pay experts and unions in Great Britain.
- Central policies are at risk from global challenges, unit warns. McHale, Maria // Public Finance;11/26/99, p9
Warns that British political institutions are not equipped to deal with the challenges of globalization, according to the Performance and Innovation Unit of the Cabinet Office. Insights from the report `Strategic Challenges'; Five drivers of change that will affect the way government works in...
- Guarding the gateway. Hatchett, Alastair // Public Finance;4/14/2006, p20
The article reports on the establishment of the Public Sector Pay Committee, also known as pay gateway by the British government, that aimed to monitor consistency and quality of information based on pay. The committee will evaluate specific proposals of pay increases and pay structure changes,...
- I have seen the future, and it's lousy. Hari, Johann // New Statesman;02/05/2001, Vol. 130 Issue 4523, p28
Describes the young generation of student politicians in Great Britain. How their attitudes reflect the kind of future the country will have; Social and political views of student politicians; Criticism against student politicians.
- Does Britain really need a wealth tax? Sandford, Cedric // Accountancy;Mar1979, Vol. 90 Issue 1027, p60
Questions the significance of implementing a wealth tax in Great Britain. Outlooks on the political conditions of the British countries in the General Election victory of the Labour Party; Commitment of the Labour Party of imposing the wealth tax; Background for the political discussions...
- Winning nurses' votes. // Nursing Standard;2/23/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 24, p3
The author in this article states that at the moment, it is looking like a close run thing, with only 16 per cent of NHS trusts in England so far hitting government targets for Agenda for Change (AfC). There is no real cause for alarm, of course, because any rises awarded under the new pay...
- Unison leaders battle hostile members. Day, Karen // Public Finance;6/25/2004, p8
Reports on key controversies over the proposed two-tier wage payment system for privately contracted workers delivering public services focusing on the conflicts within Unison in Great Britain. Tensions between Unison leaders and members; Government views on wages; Issues on the association's...
- New Labor, old treasury. Walker, David // Public Finance;10/18/96, p8
Presents a commentary on the status of the Department of Treasury of Great Britain in 1996. Politicking being done with the budget in view of the elections; Spending control implemented by the Treasury to stop the budget deficit; Speculations about the successors to the civil jobs in the Treasury.
- A record of grievous bodily harm. Smith, David // Management Today;Mar96, p25
Opinion. Discusses the claims made by the British government, that it would rather lose the election responsibly than to win it irresponsibly. Author's consideration of a history of damaging pre-election tax-cuts and interest rate drops; What will be the economic effects if government changes...