EXCLUSIVE: No pay offer until after local elections

By Dan Peters | 14 March 2024

Local government employers will not make a pay offer until after the upcoming local elections in May, The MJ understands.

They are consulting on trade unions’ 10% pay claim - which would increase the national pay bill by more than £1.94bn - throughout this month but are not expected to meet to discuss the results until April.

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