POLITICS: Equal Pay Law May Cost Councils Pounds 1bn
Byline: By Paul Dale Chief Reporter
The cost of implementing a Government equal pay directive could land West Midlands councils with a pounds 1billion bill.
Local authority leaders are warning of sharp council tax increases and cuts in services unless they are given permission to meet the additional costs through borrowing.
Single Status reforms, guaranteeing equal pay for equal work, are likely to see thousands of female council employees win significant pay rises backdated for six years.
But councils across the country are facing a "totally unmanageable burden" in adopting equal pay for women staff, according to the Local Government Employers …
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Publication information: Article title: POLITICS: Equal Pay Law May Cost Councils Pounds 1bn. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Birmingham Post (England). Publication date: November 20, 2006. Page number: 5. © 2009 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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