London weighting

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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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Staff will lose their London allowance, but so what?
This would come on top of the existing London allowance already paid to NHS workers.
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."
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.
Now MPs representing seats within 20 miles of Parliament will only be entitled to the pounds 7,500 London allowance.
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.
And he admitted he often went home when claiming more than pounds 150 in London overnight allowance because he considered it a "living out of London allowance".
Lembit Opik Henderson The saving to the public purse was partly offset by a significant hike in London allowance payouts.
(5) Cut commuting, drop the London allowance. Attach disincentives to erecting ever more office space in places where employees spend hours every day on the road.
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.
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