Review of Fair Pay in the Public Sector

The Government has announced that Will Hutton has been appointed head of a review of pay in the public sector.

Will Hutton is an Observer/Guardian columnist and former editor. He is also an executive vice chair of the The Work Foundation.

The review will look into public sector pay, and will "make recommendations on how to ensure that no public sector manager can earn more than twenty times the lowest paid person in the organisation" - a Conservative manifesto pledge. Despite this, Government appears to have hinted recently that there may be some flexibility in this rule.

The review will produce a report in September, and a final report before the 2011 budget. Its scope includes all aspects of public sector pay, providing it does not encroach on the John Hutton Commission on public sector pensions.