Government considers three-year pay deals for public sector

Plans to look at long-term pay settlements for public sector workers will help maintain stability in the economy, according to prime minister Gordon Brown.

Gordon Brown
Gordon Brown

Mr Brown said that it was vital to secure a ‘low inflation economy’ that has the ‘flexibility to make the right decisions’.

Three-year deals would help control inflation and make it easier for workers to budget for the long-term, he said.

Mr Brown added: ‘There is no point in a big salary rise that is wiped out by a big inflation rise.’

Chancellor Alistair Darling said three-year deals would also help government departments manage their spending plans.

neil.durham@haymarket.com

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