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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The spokesman admitted the company does not pay the full inner London weighting to workers at Kingston Hospital, but stressed the minimum pay for anyone on the contract - [pounds sterling]10.03 an hour - is "well above" the legal minimum wage.
Individuals employed permanently in the London pay area receive a London weighting allowance of either [pounds sterling]3,380 (inner London) or [pounds sterling]1,670 (outer London) depending on location.
He said: "There is already a London weighting. If you go beyond that then you are in to a postcode lottery, which would be disastrous."
The other 17 First-Class counties are required to spend no more than about [pounds sterling]2m a year on wages (although there is a London weighting for Surrey and Middlesex) and no less than [pounds sterling]750,000, but the constraints on Durham will be tighter as a result of their bailout.
I've become convinced that the temperatures down South have a London weighting allowance.
Everyone knows that due to .the allegedly higher cost of living there, workers in the capital are paid more than anywhere else because of the so-called "London weighting".
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."
Has anyone heard them calling to stop London weighting? This would benefit the rest of the country straight away.
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.
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