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The reform of pay setting

Bryson, Alex and Elliott, R. (2012) The reform of pay setting. In: Bell, David R., Boyd, Stephen, Bryson, Alex, Elliott, R., Hatchett, Alastair, Howat, Bill, Lonsdale, David, Peat, Jeremy and Watt, David, (eds.) Public Sector Remuneration in Scotland. Hume occasional paper (93). The David Hume Institute, Edinburgh, UK, pp. 69-83. ISBN 1870482943

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How should Scotland set the pay of its public servants? What institutions should it establish to do this and at what level should pay be set: nationally, regionally or locally? These issues are interlinked and are discussed in this chapter. The issue of reform transcends the debate about independence for many argue that the reform of pay setting is required even if the existing arrangements remain. In this chapter we shall look at the current arrangements for setting the pay of public servants in Scotland and contrast these with those in other small open economies in Northern Europe. We shall discuss the issue of local versus centralised pay setting and consider which of these might be appropriate for Scotland or whether some intermediate arrangement might be better.

Item Type: Book Section
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Additional Information: © 2012 The David Hume Institute
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN1187 Scotland
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2012 10:44
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2021 23:04

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