hutton report

Jim Pickard

Most of the media attention on Monday – at the publication of the British Social Attitudes Survey – was on a hardening of sentiment towards benefits, as the FT reported yesterday. The British public are less keen on generous social security payments than at any time in the last three decades.

But as Left Foot Forward points out, the survey does not show an overwhelming drift to the right in all respects. When it comes to pay differentials the public believe that top directors and public sector officials are paid too much. Read more