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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I've become convinced that the temperatures down South have a London weighting allowance.
We all understand the arguments for a measure of London weighting to take account of established centres of excellence in the capital.
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.
We already have systems to allow some variation, like London weighting, but this system is an outright attempt to break up the NHS as part of David Cameron's vision of a free market in health.
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.
As a result of this transaction, the Fund's London weighting increases from 29.
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.
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