Since the Government announced its intention to consider regional and localised public sector pay arrangements, there has been extensive coverage of its implications across the UK in local and national press.
You can read some of the coverage below:
Stroud Life: (10 Oct) ‘Council plea for regional pay rejection’
Newcastle Journal: (8 Oct) ‘North East business leaders in regional pay warning’
Sunderland Echo: (8 Oct) ‘Sunderland business leaders fight regional pay plans for public sector workers’
Bristol Post: (5 Oct) ‘NHS pay shake-up condemned as shameful’
Guardian: (2 Oct) ‘Regional pay scales and women workers in the north’
Mirror: (2 Oct) ‘War on women’
Cumbria Crack blog: (2 Oct) RCN congratulates Cumbria health trust for rejecting regional pay cartel
News Post Leader: (2 Oct) ‘MP urges trusts to say no to lower pay’
Northampton Chronicle: (1 Oct) ‘Women in Northamptonshire’s public sector would be worst hit by regional pay’
ITV News: (1 Oct) Labour conference - regional pay is “wrong way to go”
North West Evening Mail: (30 Sept) ‘Lower pay for Cumbrians slammed by Labour chief’
Guardian: (28 Sept) ‘Cameron doesn’t get the north, argues shadow minister’
Western Morning News: (28 Sept) ‘WMN opinion: South West must not be seen as a soft touch on pay’
Bristol Post: (27 Sept) ‘Health staff lobby hospital directors over pay cartel’
Govtoday: (27 Sept) ‘The economic and political perils of regional pay bargaining’
Western Morning News: (27 Sept) ‘Westcountry Lib Dems lead attack on Coalition’s regional pay policy’
Unionhome blog: (26 Sept) ‘Regional pay – Lib Dems oppose, unions fight on’
PublicService.co.uk: (26 Sept) ‘Regional pay will alienate public sector’
Left Foot Forward blog: (25 Sept) ‘Public want regional pay plan axed – including a majority of Tory and Lib Dem
Politicalbetting blog: (25 Sept) ‘Two in three says Osborne’s regional pay plan should be scrapped’
BBC: (25 Sept) ‘Lib Dems try to block regional pay in public sector’
Lib Dem Voice blog: (24 Sept) ‘Regional pay – bad economics, appalling politics’
Freshbusinessthinking.com: (24 Sept) ‘Proposed regional pay policy to hit the north hardest’
Politicshome: (23 Sept) ‘Regional pay terrible economics’
Bolton News: (20 Sept) ‘Regional pay scales would cut wages’
Nursing Standard: (23 Sept) ‘I am extremely cautious about the case for regional pay’
Newcastle Journal: (21 Sept) ‘Lib Dem president blasts George Osborne over regional public sector pay plans’
New Economics Foundation blog: (20 Sept) Beware the ideology behind localising public sector pay
Bristol Post: (20 Sept) Labour opposes local NHS pay negotiations
Wigan Evening Post: (19 Sept) ‘Pay slash fears for thousands’
Western Mail: (19 Sept) ‘Tory MP backs union case against public sector regional pay’
The Mirror: (18 Sept) ‘Wage rage – Tory revolt over George Osborne’s local pay plans’
Bristol247.com: (18 Sept) ‘Bristol Labour urges fight against Osborne’s regional pay plans’
The Economist: (15 Sept) The North of England – the great divide
Brighton Argus: (15 Sept) Letter to the Editor – ‘Regional public sector pay scales may uproot the best professionals’
Plymouth Herald: (14 Sept) Letter to the Editor – ‘Joining pay group will backfire on health trust’
Western Morning Herald: (14 Sept) ‘BMA calls regional pay proposals shortsighted’
Lib Dem Voice blog: (13 Sept) ‘Lib Dems should say no to regional pay’
Western Morning News: (12 Sept) ‘Regional pay deal will put NHS staff at breaking point’
Yorkshire Evening Post: (11 Sept) ‘Regional pay will mean pay cuts for public sector workers’
Western Mail: (10 Sept) GMB warns regional pay will damage economies across Wales
Western Morning News: (10 Sept) ‘WMN opinion: Regional pay plan would be unfair on loyal staff’
Independent: (8 Sept) ‘Frances O’Grady: Women are feeling hard done by’
Plymouth Herald: (8 Sept) ‘MP’s lone voice on regional pay rates’
Bath Chronicle: (7 Sept) ‘Bath MP Don Foster backs NHS staff in cartel battle’
Northamptonshire Chronicle: (7 Sept) ‘Controversial regional pay scheme opposed by council’
Guardian: (7 Sept) ‘NHS pay cuts will lead to exodus of health workers, say nurses’
Yorkshire Post: (6 Sept) Letter to the Editor - ‘Call for u-turn on regional plan’
Huffington Post blog: (4 Sept) ‘Against regional pay’
Herald Express: (3 Sept) ‘Regional pay shun to benefit Torbay’
Public Finance: (3 Sept) ‘Lib Dems: scrap local pay plans’
Conservative Home blog: (29 Aug) ‘Why regional pay still won’t happen’
Conservative Home blog: (25 Aug) ‘Five policies that will help the Tories win in the North’
Newcastle Journal: (24 Aug) ‘Chancellor’s regional pay idea is flawed claims new study’
Press Association: (22 Aug) ‘NHS regional pay plans condemned’
Newcastle Journal: (13 Aug) ‘North East Lib Dems all set for regional pay battle’
Bournemouth Echo: (3 Aug) ‘Regional pay plan fears in Dorset after controversial NHS group meets’
Plymouth Herald: (1 Aug) ‘Authority unanimous on local pay proposal’
Public Sector Executive: (1 Aug) ‘Rubbishing regional pay’
Bristol Post: (31 July) ‘Bristol health workers: regional pay cartel is no good for our NHS staff’
Plymouth Herald: (27 July) ‘Angry staff protest near hospital against regional pay cartel’
Western Herald: (26 July) ‘Region will lose out over health pay’
Northern Echo: (23 July) 'Darlington adds its voice to regional pay debate'
False Economy: (18 July) 'How regional pay will cost us all'
Press Association: (16 July) 'Report warns over regional pay cost'
Western Morning News: (16 July) 'Regional pay scheme could cost UK economy billions'
Western Morning News: (16 July) WMN opinion: 'Regional pay plan will be unfair for South West staff'
Evening Standard: (16 July) 'Report warns over regional pay cost'
Yorkshire Post: (16 July) 'Regional pay rates under fire'
Newcastle Journal: (16 July) 'Regional pay plan for North East 'flawed and unreal'
Stronger Unions: (16 July) 'Time to bin regional pay proposals'
New Economics Foundation: (16 July) 'Regional pay variation makes no economic sense'
Left Foot Forward: (16 July) 'Regional public sector pay: No evidential support and could cost almost £10bn'
Morpeth Herald: (14 July) 'County to fight regional wages scheme'
Total Politics: (12 July) John Pugh MP: 'Why I oppose regional pay'
Guardian (7 July) 'Live debate round up: is regional pay for local government fair?'
ITV Wales: (6 July) 'We'll fight tooth & nail against regional pay says Rachel Reeves'
Cornish Guardian: (6 July) 'Regional pay plan opposed'
Morpeth Herald: (2 July) 'Political over public sector pay'
Sir Alan Beith MP (2 July) 'Beith speaks out against regional pay'
Cllr Andrew Wallis: (30 June) 'Regional pay is not fair pay for Cornwall'
Newcastle Journal: (26 June) 'Conservative Mayor hits out at regional pay plans'
South Wales Argus: (25 June) 'Newport East MP hits out at unfair proposals for regional pay'
Hull Daily Mail: (22 June) 'Conservative MP Andrew Percy criticises plans to introduce local pay deals'
Politics Home: (21 June) Rachel Reeves: 'No case for unpicking national public sector pay system'
Yorkshire Post: (21 June) 'Yorkshire Tories lead rebellion over regional pay'
Left Foot Forward (19 June) 'The coalition MPs in the public sector regional pay danger zone'
The Independent: (17 June) 'Coalition split looms over local pay arrangements'
News and Star Rory: (16 June) Our MPs are right about pay
Political Betting: (15 June) 'How dangerous is the regional pay plan for the Tories?'
Public Finance: (14 June) 'Public fears economic effect of local pay deals'
Newcastle Journal: (14 June) 'Pressure turned up in regional pay fight by North leaders'
Newcastle Journal: (13 June) 'Regional pay would see North punished say Lib Dems'
Daily Telegraph: (11 June) 'No argument for regional pay, says Conservative MP'
Press Association: (11 June) 'Tory MP condemns regional pay plan'
BBC: (31 May) 'Regional pay cut suggestion angers South West NHS staff'
This is the West Country: (30 May) 'Helston's MP calls for regional pay plan to be scrapped'
WalesOnline: (21 May) 'Unions warn of economic disaster as regional pay plans leaked'
News and Star: (17 May) 'West Cumbrian MPs urge talks before regional pay scales decision'
Guardian: (16 May) 'Lib Dems line up against regional pay'
Newcastle Journal: (15 May) 'Deputy PM comes out against regional pay plans'
The Northern Echo: (15 May) 'Clegg dismisses regional public sector pay disposal'
Walesonline: (15 May) 'Unions call for UK Government's regional pay plan to be scrapped'
Belfast Telegraph: (15 May) 'Unions sceptical after Nick Clegg rules our regional pay'
BBC: (15 May) 'No decision over regional public sector pay, says Nick Clegg'
Independent: (14 May) 'Unions attack regional pay plans'
Unite Wales: (9 May) 'Public and private pay analysis flawed says Welsh Government'
Daily Telegraph (8 May): 'George Osborne's Regional Pay Plans are partial, flawed and incomplete' says Welsh Government
Wales Online: (8 May) 'Public and private pay analysis flawed says Welsh Government'
ITV News: (8 May) 'Treasury's regional pay plan flawed - Welsh Government'
Western Morning News: (24 April) 'Unions warn Lansley over region NHS pay plans'
Guardian: (24 April) 'Lansley backs lower pay for NHS staff in poorer areas'
Daily Telegraph: (13 April) 'Regional hospitals could suffer if local pay introduced'
Guardian: (12 April) 'NHS could be destabalised by local pay, Department of Health warns'
The Bolton News: (12 April) 'Regional wage deals could weaken economy'
Belfast Telegraph: (12 April) 'Warning over regional pay scales for teachers'
BBC: (3 April) 'Teachers fear they may be paid by pupil age'
Huffington Post: (3 April) 'Schools will struggle to recruit teachers if regional pay plans go ahead, claims ATL union'
Birmingham Mail: (3 April) 'Public sector face 6% pay cut in local pay policy'
Nursing Times: (30 March) 'Regional public sector pay rates 'unfair''
Left Foot Forward: (30 March) Regional public sector pay differential unfair and will harm economy
The Yorkshire Post: (26 March) Regional pay rates - Leeds to suffer
Sunday Herald: (26 March) 'Fair pay for a day's work, wherever you live'
Western Mail: (26 March) 'Regional pay a disaster for the economy, says union'
Luton Today: (25 March) 'No to Budget's postcode pay'
Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (25 March) 'Bradford health and education staff in firing line on local pay'
The Lincolnite: (24 March) 'Councillor hits out at Osborne's wage plans'
Wales Online: (24 March) 'Rhodri Morgan hits out at 'mind-boggling' public sector regional pay plans'
BBC Question Time: (24 March) 'Should there be regional public sector pay?'
South Wales Argus: (23 March) 'Regional pay change could cost Gwent £200M - union'
Daily Mirror: (22 March) 'Look out, there's a pay thief about'
South Wales Evening Post: (22 March) 'Union fears follow Chancellor's pledge on regional public sector pay'
Guardian: (22 March) 'NHS employers warn George Osborne against imposing regional pay rates'
Guardian: (22 March) 'Local pay rates would cause real teacher shortages, says union'
People Management magazine: (20 March) 'Local pay - let's not go there'
Daily Telegraph: (19 March) 'Unintended consequences of losing national pay rates in the public sector'
Birmingham Mail: (22 March) 'Public sector pay freezes for years'
Newcastle Journal: (22 March) 'How many private firms have complained about public sector pay?'
Western Morning News: (22 March) 'Budget pain for West Country's over-65s, motorists and public sector also hit'
Guardian: (22 March) 'Regional public sector pay: flawed logic'
Newcastle Journal (22 March) 'Worry as plan for regional pay rates is backed'
Yorkshire Post (22 March) 'Yorkshire set to face 'decade of pay freezes''
Carmarthen News (21 March) 'Pay reduction will be harmful to Wales'
Stoke Sentinel (21 March) 'Fairer pay' will deliver hammer blow for Stokies'
Shields Gazette (21 March) 'Localised pay deal 'scandal'
Daily Telegraph: (21 March) 'Budget 2012: Millions of public sector workers to have pay frozen'
Newcastle Journal: (21 March) 'George Osborne warned that regional pay is a divisive disaster'
Sunderland Echo: (21 March) 'Sunderland MPs and unions furious at public sector pay plans'
Coventry Telegraph (20 March) 'Budget plans to cut pay for public sector workers slammed by Coventry Labour MPs Geoffrey Robinson and Jim Cunningham'
Guardian: (17 March) 'Unions condemn regional changes to public sector pay'
Guardian: (16 March) 'Public servants in poorer regions to get lower pay'
Minutes and agendas (700 words) issued 16 Oct 2012
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