HC Deb 08 December 1980 vol 995 cc275-6W
Mr. Marks

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if the 6 per cent. cash limit on pay increases for local authority employees will apply to individual local authorities or to local government as a whole.

Mr. King

The national rate support grant for 1981-82 will allow for 6 per cent. increases in local authority employees' annual earnings in pay settlements after 1 November 1980. If settlements exceed this level for any particular group of employees or for local government as a whole, the extra costs will have to be met entirely by individual authorities.

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