Public sector employees to get ripped off, again
BBC News - Darling raises National Insurance in pre-Budget report
1% increment cap from 2011 for 2 years. So, effectively, those people who effectively got pay cuts in the last few years due to below RPI pay increases will be stuck on lower than they should be pay.
Not only that, but he's capping the only thing that people could ever turn around and say was a major perk for us - our pensions contributions by the local govt.
This idea that the broadest shoulders will bear most of the costs is nonsense - these sort of changes affect the many low paid local government employees a lot more.