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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You might also have heard of London weighting, an extra allowance given to around one third of London-based employees (mostly in the public sector) to compensate for the high cost of living in the British capital.
I've become convinced that the temperatures down South have a London weighting allowance.
Some of those disparities can be explained by levels of deprivation or by things such as London weighting, but it remains true that pupils in schools with essentially similar characteristics can be funded very differently depending on where in the country they are.
Arfon Plaid Cymru MP Hywel Williams told the Daily Post: Given the UK Government''s record on public sector workers - real terms pay cuts for middle range staff, more than 700,000 job losses taking place in six years and pockets being picked on pensions -these proposals are just an excuse for Osborne to make cuts through some sort of reverse London weighting.
Unite has never been opposed to properly justified and evidenced HCAS take London weighting, for example.
Birmingham MP John Hemming (Lib Dem, Yardley) said: "There is already local pay in the sense that many jobs have a London weighting which pays a bit extra.
Mr Chapman's picture of an economically depressed area is relative in comparison to the London weighting of house prices.
If MPs were paid a wage concomitant with their responsibilities, and with London weighting, there would be no need for them to have an expenses allowance.
There is also a London weighting allowance of pounds 4,308.
She added: "Talks were held locally with the Communication Workers Union yesterday but it was made clear that the dispute is not about Royal Mail Coventry, but unlawful militant action in support of the dispute in the capital over London weighting, which does not affect this area.
The plethora of current measures to keep London going (from affordable housing, to temptations for 'key workers', to London weighting allowances) will do nothing to deal with the structural problem.
The other 17 First-Class counties are required to spend no more than about PS2m a year on wages (although there is a London weighting for Surrey and Middlesex) and no less than PS750,000, but the constraints on Durham will be tighter as a result of their bailout.
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