Anyone hear Alison Wolf on “The Today Programme” this morning? In a report about a letter in The Times this morning Prof Wolf from King’s College (one of the signatories) argued that national pay settlements should be scrapped as you can pay people less in parts of Britain. On the other hand, you may want to pay more for senior posts in poor areas, to ensure you get the right people.
Wonderful eh? You can only motivate those at the bottom by giving them less, and only motivate those at the top by giving them more. Is there really anyone who thinks they can justify this attitude?