Some of our most successful private sector companies operate a pay multiple, meaning that the highest paid person doesn\’t earn more than a certain multiple of the lowest paid. We will ask the review to consider how to introduce a pay multiple so that no public sector worker can earn over 20 times more than the lowest paid person in their organisation.
So, all those like Compass etc who have been calling for a high pay commission or a maximum rate of pay are now presented with the Tories giving them what they say they desire.
Which is a lovely little piece of political judo. They\’ll now have to, if they wish to oppose this, tie themselves in knots to explain why what they\’ve been calling for shouldn\’t happen…even if it\’s the private sector they were really after in the first place.