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Public sector pay continues to race ahead

Figures from the Office for National Statistics confirm fears in the private sector that UK taxpayers are still funding the ever-growing burden of public sector workers in the UK. The average public sector worker now earns in excess of £22,400 a year compared to the average private-sector worker earning just under £21,000 a year. Prior to 2005 this was a figure slanted in favour of the private sector but significant wage rises over the last few years have pushed public sector workers to a new level.

There are also other worrying developments showing that public sector workers actually work fewer hours and receive pensions in the region of three times as much as private-sector workers. This changing trend seems to fit in with the ever-growing tax burden in the UK with local authority taxes moving higher and higher as taxpayers are called upon to fund final salary pension scheme deficits in the public sector.

Despite the fact that the UK government has promised to squeeze more efficiencies from the public sector it seems that the gravy train is very much still on the rails and many think it is starting to pick up speed. UK taxpayers have literally had enough and we could see an uprising against this particular trend at the next election.

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