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London weighting

A cost-of-living supplement paid to certain civil servants, teachers, airline employees and policemen who live and work inside the M25 circular motorway in the UK, to encourage key workers to stay near London, which is notoriously more expensive than the rest of the UK.
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People who dream up this London allowance have obviously never lived in the western or northern isles of Scotland.
Doing so will remove pressure from the overheated London economy, save money spent paying employees a London allowance, bring jobs to areas hardest hit by the recession, and provide the Government with a more rounded perspective when creating policies.
He added the move would remove pressure from the overheated London economy, save money spent paying employees a London allowance, bring jobs to areas hardest hit by the recession and give ministers a more rounded perspective when drawing up policies.
Birkenhead's Frank Field did not claim a penny for second home expenses, but received the London allowance instead, worth pounds 3,760 a year.
Frank Field (Lab; Birkenhead) did not claim a penny for second home expenses, but he does receive the London allowance instead - worth pounds 3,760 a year.
Lembit Opik Henderson The saving to the public purse was partly offset by a significant hike in London allowance payouts.
Now MPs representing seats within 20 miles of Parliament will only be entitled to the pounds 7,500 London allowance.
This would be totally unacceptable and very difficult for a member to continue his duties if he couldn't actually claim a London allowance.
The union added that it was angry that NR was not raising the London allowance paid to all staff working in the capital, but was increasing the special London Area Operations Allowance, paid only to operational staff, by ten per cent.
L UNISON said it planned to take its London allowance campaign to the Princess Royal today.
Pay is not the main issue, although there are some members who think the strike over the low London allowance for teachers should be extended across the country.
New recruits start on pounds 16,000, plus a London allowance of pounds 2,553, but living in the capital has been made more difficult since a special rent allowance was abolished in 1994.
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