Facts and figures about UK taxes, benefits and public spending.
Income distribution, poverty and inequality.
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Analysis of the fiscal choices an independent Scotland would face.
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Reforming the tax system for the 21st century.
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Type: Book Chapters
Published in: IFS Green Budget 2012
This chapter considers both public service pensions and public sector pay. It starts in Section 5.2 by looking at the direction of reform of public sector pensions in recent years and the government's latest changes, in particular focusing on their impact on the average generosity (and therefore cost) of these schemes and their implications for different types of public sector workers. Section 5.3 then turns to examine public sector pay, providing a careful comparison with the pay of workers in the private sector. In particular, this section examines whether any differences in pay are long-standing or new, and the extent to which they vary across different types of workers or across regions of the UK. Section 5.4 concludes.