Local Government: Pay

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 11th December 2017.

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Photo of Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to establish independent pay review bodies to determine the remuneration of all local authority workers, to avoid possible conflicts of interest between worker and political representatives.

Photo of Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Local government pay is a devolved matter and that position remains unchanged. It is right that independent locally elected local government employers in conjunction with local government trade unions are free to negotiate and make decisions on pay within the limits of what they decide they can afford.

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