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U-turn on public sector payment cap ‘will benefit millions’

Unions say ‘perverse’ government rules on maximum payouts would have hit low-paid workers hardest

Millions of workers will benefit from a government decision to withdraw regulations aimed at preventing excessive payments in the public sector, according to unions.

A government U-turn means “perverse” regulations that would have hit low-paid workers the hardest will now be revoked, said unions. They said the rules, aimed at preventing excessive payments to the highest earners, would have affected long-serving local government workers who earned just £23,500 and were made redundant.

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