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Public Sector Pay in the UK

Report

This report looks at trends in public sector pay and compares these with what has been happening in the private sector. We start by analysing the overall levels of public and private sector pay, including how they have evolved over recent years and the differences after accounting for the different composition of the public and private sector workforces. We then examine how the difference between pay in the public and private sector varies across different groups of workers and areas of the country. Finally, we consider the potenial consequences of differences in pay for the skills and abilities of workers in the public and private sector.

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Briefing note
In this briefing note, we estimate the value of employer-provided pensions and compare their value between public and private sector workers, and over time. We then assess what effect the incorporation of the value of workplace pensions has on the estimated differential between remuneration in the ...
Presentation
This presentation was given at the Office for Manpower Economics' Reward in the Public Sector Research Seminar on 10th July 2015.
Presentation
This presentation was given at the Office for Manpower Economics' Reward in the Public Sector Research Seminar on 10th July 2015.
Presentation
This presentation was delivered at the Work and Pensions Economics Group Conference at the University of Sheffield on 27 July 2015.
Press release
Two new IFS reports published today find that public pay differential broadly back to pre-crisis levels and that a big difference remains between public and private pensions