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Letter: How To Show We ‘Are All In This Together’

Published on: 28 Oct, 2013
Updated on: 29 Oct, 2013

emails letterFrom Mark Rostron

As MPs’ pay of £66,396 has been described lately as being excessive, could I suggest a new rule for public sector pay? Any post for which the salary is £66,396 or more should be filled by the candidate who meets the job specification and is prepared to be paid the lowest amount above that figure.

Town hall executives, admirals, generals, head teachers, civil servants, hospital administrators, GPs, consultants etc would be required to compete for their positions on the basis of their minimising publicly funded salaries cost.

Indeed, MPs themselves could compete for selection on the basis of their salary requirements.

This would free up public money to fund essential services which are having to be cut and would send a message that we are really “all in this together”.

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Responses to Letter: How To Show We ‘Are All In This Together’

  1. Murray Grubb Jnr Reply

    October 28, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    This is preposterous. Cost is what you pay, value is what you get. As with everything in life the best costs more. What we need is rigorous continual assessment to ensure people are up to the mark of their position, not just that that they are cheaper.

    Murray Grubb Jnr is the Conservative borough councillor for Ash Wharf

  2. Mark Rostron Reply

    October 31, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Perhaps Cllr Murray Grubb Jnr should change his name by deed poll to Money Grabb Snr? Just an idea.

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