Public Sector Pay

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th October 2017.

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Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Chief Secretary to the Treasury 12:00 am, 24th October 2017

In 2010, there was a significant gap between wages in the public and private sectors whereby public sector workers received an average of 5.76% higher pay. Today, wages are comparable, and when we take into account more generous pension benefits, there is an additional 10% pension premium in the public sector.