Public sector pay

Jo Johnson

Why do 9,000 people in the public sector earn more than the Prime Minister’s £142,500? It would be good to get the Public Accounts Committee, whose role is to scrutinize public spending for value for money across government, stuck into this question.  

There’s been lots of huffing and puffing about Andy Coulson’s pay since the government published the civil servant “rich list”.

But the truth is that most special advisers are working without a contract. Nothing has been officially sorted and no one has been paid a penny — yet. It’s almost Cameron’s Big Society in action.