Government to pilot public sector pay cost control

Autumn Statement 2013: Chancellor George Osborne has announced that the government will pilot a pay bill control to tackle public sector pay costs.

This will replace the 1% cap on pay awards for a small number of government organisations that will take part in the pilot from 2014.

The pay bill control,  which forms part of the government’s efforts to tackle pay and efficiency in the public sector, will involve setting a new financial control to keep an organisation’s pay bill within a pre-determined budget agreed with HM Treasury.