Jonathan joined the Institute in 2011. His research focuses on the effects of pension reforms and labour market programmes on individuals’ behaviour, as well as research into the public sector, the labour market and living standards in the UK.
The government is considering easing the current restraint on the pay of public sector workers. It had previously announced in 2015 that public sector pay scales would only increase by an average of 1% per year up to and including 2019–20. This briefing note describes the trade-offs faced by the government when deciding how to set public sector pay.