Police in Scotland are to get a better pay deal than their colleagues south of the border for the first time, it emerged yesterday as a furious row broke out over the pay award for forces in England.
Let\’s hope this is the beginning of the end for national pay deals of all types. It\’s insane that we have the same pay rate for a copper in rural Scotland as we do for one in Birmingham, given that the costs of living in each place are so wildly different. Same with nurses, doctors and all the rest of them. Abolish the whole system of setting wages nationally say I.