Poll: Regional public sector pay differentiation unfair and will harm economy

A new poll has revealed public opposition to plans for public sector pay differentiation, believing them to be both unfair and harmful to regional economies.

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A new poll today reveals public opposition to the government’s plans for public sector pay differentiation, believing them to be both unfair and harmful to regional economies.

As Chart 1 shows, 56 per cent of those polled think proposals to freeze the pay of public sector workers outside London and the South East are unfair, against just 26% thinking them fair, with 15% don’t knows – while 45% say plans to cut real terms public sector wages will harm regional economies outside London and the South East, with only 17% saying they will help, 22% saying neither and 17% unsure.

Chart 1:

Regional-public-sector-pay-freeze-Progressive-Polling-Survation-opinion-poll
The poll (pdf) by Survation for Progressive Polling also found:

Women were most opposed to the regional pay freeze with only 23% seeing it was fair compared to 33% of men;

• While opposition was strongest among Labour and Lib Dem voters, only 1 in 2 people (50%) who voted Conservative at the last general election thought it fair;

• Only 39% of Conservatives, 17% of Lib Dems and 8% of current Labour voters believe the policy to cut real terms public sector wages will help boost job growth in the regions.

 


See also:

The 12 practical problems of localising public sector pay 25 Jan 2012

RGF’s foot-dragging and half-measures leave regional economies in the cold 3 Nov 2011

Huge demand for Regional Growth Fund shows desperate need for business credit 3 Aug 2011

“Perverse” cuts to regional funding will set back growth 2 Feb 2011

Cable’s folly conceals 80 per cent funding cut to regions 28 Oct 2010


 

One week on from the budget the poll findings show there is little enthusiasm for public sector pay differentiation even amongst Conservatives – never mind the voters the Tories need to win to secure a majority. In the week the OECD forecast a double dip for the UK, we need all regional economies to grow, we need policies that will help not harm the recovery.

 


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47 Responses to “Poll: Regional public sector pay differentiation unfair and will harm economy”

  1. Alan199

    RT @leftfootfwd: Poll: Regional public sector pay differentiation unfair and will harm economy http://t.co/Jj4bEU4C

  2. Foxy52

    Poll: Regional public sector pay differentiation unfair and will harm economy: http://t.co/aj2n6Lb0 by @ShamikDas @ProgPoll

  3. Progressive Polling

    Survation: Regional pay unfair and will harm the economy say voters. http://t.co/L1aQ2Q65 via analys in @leftfootfwd

  4. Pay Fair campaign

    Poll: Regional public sector pay differentiation unfair and will harm economy: http://t.co/aj2n6Lb0 by @ShamikDas @ProgPoll

  5. neilrfoster

    Survation: Regional pay unfair and will harm the economy say voters. http://t.co/L1aQ2Q65 via analys in @leftfootfwd

  6. James Doran

    Survation: Regional pay unfair and will harm the economy say voters. http://t.co/L1aQ2Q65 via analys in @leftfootfwd

  7. Angus Carruthers

    Survation: Regional pay unfair and will harm the economy say voters. http://t.co/L1aQ2Q65 via analys in @leftfootfwd

  8. Hitchin England

    RT @leftfootfwd: Poll: Regional public sector pay differentiation unfair and will harm economy: http://t.co/ucR5owhJ by @ShamikDas @ProgPoll

  9. Martin Steel

    Poll: Regional public sector pay differentiation unfair and will harm economy: http://t.co/aj2n6Lb0 by @ShamikDas @ProgPoll

  10. Mike McDonald

    Poll: Regional public sector pay differentiation unfair and will harm economy: http://t.co/aj2n6Lb0 by @ShamikDas @ProgPoll

  11. BevR

    Poll: Regional public sector pay differentiation unfair and will harm economy http://t.co/tFXoO4JU #nhs #wrb #democracybroken #corruption

  12. Michael

    Regional public sector pay differentiation unfair and will harm economy – http://t.co/DbjUlgqM

  13. SayNo2LocalisedPay

    Frm earlier: Poll: Regional public sector pay differentiation unfair and will harm economy: http://t.co/qgt6AVX9 by @ShamikDas @ProgPoll

  14. Dr John Lever

    Regional public sector pay differentiation unfair and will harm economy http://t.co/SNjVYNgC

  15. neilrfoster

    Frm earlier: Poll: Regional public sector pay differentiation unfair and will harm economy: http://t.co/qgt6AVX9 by @ShamikDas @ProgPoll

  16. STA

    Poll: Regional public sector pay differentiation unfair and will harm economy: http://t.co/aj2n6Lb0 by @ShamikDas @ProgPoll

  17. Progressive Polling

    Frm earlier: Poll: Regional public sector pay differentiation unfair and will harm economy: http://t.co/qgt6AVX9 by @ShamikDas @ProgPoll

  18. Anonymous

    Come on Ed Milliband says there should be region caps.

    One reason for your loss in Bradford, is that they know that the cap is targeting them.

    So what should the cap be there?

  19. Anonymous

    Labour are a centralist party.
    See the “left” in the website name?

    Good. Now use logic. If you can.

  20. Anonymous

    So what should the cap be in Bradford, or the Wirral?

    Higher or lower than it is now?

  21. Anonymous

    I see, you can’t use logic.

    Breaking up families isn’t the way to go.

    20+20 > 30

  22. Daniel Pitt

    Poll suggests #regionalpay differentiation unfair & will harm economy http://t.co/MJSxw10i #Osbornomics #LibTories #economy #austerity

  23. Pay Fair campaign

    @NUTonline Only 28% of voters think regional pay is fair and just 17% think it would help regional economies. http://t.co/VWKaD7A3

  24. Pay Fair campaign

    @NUTonline Only 28% of voters think regional pay is fair and just 17% think it would help regional economies. http://t.co/VWKaD7A3

  25. neilrfoster

    Only 28% of voters think regional pay is fair and just 17% think it would help regional economies. http://t.co/VWKaD7A3

  26. neilrfoster

    Only 28% of voters think regional pay is fair and just 17% think it would help regional economies. http://t.co/VWKaD7A3

  27. Northern TUC

    Only 28% of voters think regional pay is fair and just 17% think it would help regional economies. http://t.co/VWKaD7A3

  28. Northern TUC

    Only 28% of voters think regional pay is fair and just 17% think it would help regional economies. http://t.co/VWKaD7A3

  29. Tracy Shildrick

    Only 28% of voters think regional pay is fair and just 17% think it would help regional economies. http://t.co/VWKaD7A3

  30. Tracy Shildrick

    Only 28% of voters think regional pay is fair and just 17% think it would help regional economies. http://t.co/VWKaD7A3

  31. Phillip Tilley

    Only 28% of voters think regional pay is fair and just 17% think it would help regional economies. http://t.co/VWKaD7A3

  32. Sam hussain

    Only 28% of voters think regional pay is fair and just 17% think it would help regional economies. http://t.co/VWKaD7A3

  33. Rep in the Regions

    Only 28% of voters think regional pay is fair and just 17% think it would help regional economies. http://t.co/VWKaD7A3

  34. mark wright

    RT @payfairnow: Only 28% of voters think regional pay is fair and just 17% think it would help regional economies. http://t.co/vwMGsXdq

  35. Staffordshire UNISON

    Only 28% of voters think regional pay is fair and just 17% think it would help regional economies. http://t.co/VWKaD7A3

  36. Matthew Reeve

    Only 28% of voters think regional pay is fair and just 17% think it would help regional economies. http://t.co/VWKaD7A3

  37. ARC

    Only 28% of voters think regional pay is fair and just 17% think it would help regional economies. http://t.co/VWKaD7A3

  38. sarah guerra

    Only 28% of voters think regional pay is fair and just 17% think it would help regional economies. http://t.co/VWKaD7A3

  39. sarah guerra

    Only 28% of voters think regional pay is fair and just 17% think it would help regional economies. http://t.co/VWKaD7A3

  40. Rob Johnston

    @NUTonline Only 28% of voters think regional pay is fair and just 17% think it would help regional economies. http://t.co/VWKaD7A3

  41. Andrew Henderson

    @NUTonline Only 28% of voters think regional pay is fair and just 17% think it would help regional economies. http://t.co/VWKaD7A3

  42. Wiltshire UNISON

    Only 28% of voters think regional pay is fair and just 17% think it would help regional economies. http://t.co/VWKaD7A3

  43. Lesley Discombe

    Only 28% of voters think regional pay is fair and just 17% think it would help regional economies. http://t.co/VWKaD7A3

  44. UNISON GWAS

    Only 28% of voters think regional pay is fair and just 17% think it would help regional economies. http://t.co/VWKaD7A3

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