Controlling Public Spending: Pay, Staffing and Conditions in the Public Sector

Jun 18, 2010

People used to say that public sector workers had great pensions to make up for their low salaries.  That’s now out of date, as public sector workers have much better pay, as well as better pensions and conditions.  People in the public sector are better paid and have pensions worth more – while enjoying shorter hours, more time off, and earlier retirement.  There is scope to make savings without being unfair.

Authors

Ed Holmes

Ed Holmes
Senior Research Fellow for Economics & Social Policy, 2009-2013 Read Full Bio

Dr Andrew Lilico

Dr Andrew Lilico
Chief Economist, 2009-2010 Read Full Bio
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