George Osborne’s Spending Review statement confirmed just how unreasonable this government is when it comes to local authorities and their staff. He announced a further 10% will be cut from local authority budgets, which will inevitably lead to more cuts and more services being lost.
He also announced that incremental pay will be abolished in public services and will be replaced by performance related pay. In Waltham Forest, of course, the Labour Council have already frozen incremental pay. Is it possible that George Osborne is taking his lead from our local Council?