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

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

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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 That’s now out of date, as public sector workers have much better pay, as well as better pensions and conditions.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.

Cold Comfort – Fuel Poverty and the Winter Fuel Payment

Cold Comfort – Fuel Poverty and the Winter Fuel Payment

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This report calls for a more honest approach from government. We argue that if the government wishes to use the Winter Fuel Payment funding to boost the incomes of older people, it should do so transparently through the pensions or benefits system. If, on the other hand, it is serious about helping people who struggle to heat their homes, the government should focus on improving domestic energy efficiency and effective approaches to tackling poverty.

Health and Safety: Reducing the burden

Health and Safety: Reducing the burden

This report analyses the health and safety regime in the UK. The problem lies less with the regulations themselves and more with the culture of over-compliance that has developed. There is considerable scope to align the health and safety regime more closely with common sense and to lessen the burdens that it creates, and the report suggests a number of areas where reform is needed.

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