Report advises scrapping of London weighting salary scheme

A
new report will advise the London weighting salary scheme be scrapped and
replaced by payments based on direct comparisons with the private sector.

The
Financial Times said the report, to be published Thursday by the London
Assembly, will argue the weighting scheme has become incoherent and
inefficient, and has failed to prevent a public sector recruiting crisis.

It
will propose a system that looks at private sector wages, and officials say
this will provide a better guide.

Currently
weighting varies – Metropolitan Police receive £6,000, while teachers and
nurses receive around £3,000.

By Quentin Reade

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