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Can the Tories get away with regional pay?

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This government just won't let up. Its latest wheeze is a plan to introduce "regional pay".

The plans look like a thinly disguised attempt to reduce public sector pay in some parts of the country and cut government spending even further. But of course, they haven't been presented like this. Instead the Treasury has set out a detailed justification for its case that public sector pay must be made more "market-facing".

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