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The government’s foolish redundancy pay cap plan

And why should local government now be singled out as a target?

By John Bowers  

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As speculation grows that the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is limbering up to vastly reduce the number of local councils (with major disruption to workers), it is now bearing down even harder on the amounts which a local authority can pay to a departing employee. As such it risks rendering the rules more restrictive than elsewhere in the public or private sector. What is being proposed and what is the scope of any reforms?

The classic but implicit compact over the years has…

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